Little Tikes recalled Little Tikes Clubhouse Swingsets, July 30, 2009, due to a potential fall hazard. The recall involves approximately 1,950 swingsets manufactured by Little Tikes of Hudson, Ohio.
Basis of Swingset Recall
Little Tikes issues recall after failing to include safety instructions for the outdoor toy. The swing seat harness is meant to be assembled by the consumer; however, there are no instructions on how to put the harness seat together. If not assembled properly, the swings seat could detach and cause serious injury to the child.
Although no injuries or accidents related to the faulty swingsets have been reported, Little Tikes issued the recall as a safety precaution. The recall encourages all parents to stop use of the swingsets until they obtain and read the instruction manual. The instruction manual can be obtained by accessing the companyâ€™s site, www.littletikes.com or by contacting them directly at (800) 321-0183.
Do You Have a Recalled Swingset?
Manufactured in the U.S., the recalled sets were sold at Toys R Us and Walmart between October 2008 and March 2009 for a little less than $500.
The recalled sets are made of plastic and feature a climbing wall, rope ladder, slide and two swings with blue and yellow seats. According to the recall notice sent by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, only the blue seats are being recalled. The model numbers are 400V and 612398.
If you are still unsure whether your swingset is one of the recalled products, you should contact Little Tikes for more information before continuing use.
Swingset Injuries Are Not Uncommon
According to reports, 70 percent of swingset and injuries on the playground are caused by falls to ground. Knowing this, it is important that manufacturing companies such as Little Tike do what they can to ensure the safety of their swingsets and other outdoor play centers. Failing to include the instructions is a manufacturing mistake that should not go unnoticed.
If your child was injured as a result of a recall play center, your losses should not go without recourse. For an attorney who knows defective toys, contact The Killino Firm today.