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Swing Set Poses Safety Threat, Recalled

Pacific Cycle, Inc. has announced a recall of a swing set in relation to safety issues. The seats of the swing set have proved to pose a fall hazard due to some breakage concerns, according to news sources.

The play set being recalled is the Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets, sold exclusively at Toys R Us from January 2011 to May 2011 for about $270. Five different cases of the sling-style seats breaking during use have been reported to the company. This premature breakage can cause the person using the swing to fall. Injuries reported include scrapes and bruises.

The swing set subject to recall is model number 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA and has six metal legs, a yellow plastic sliding board, a two-person glider with yellow plastic seats, two swings with yellow plastic sling-style seats, yellow plastic trapeze hanging rings, and a four-person lawn swing made with plastic seats, also yellow, and a footboard.

If you’ve purchased this swing set, you should stop using the sling-style seats and call Pacific Cycle in order to receive your replacement seats.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I’m glad the only injuries from these defective seats were minor. As a personal injury lawyer, I am aware of the serious nature of consumer safety. I urge all consumers who purchased the swing set to replace the seats.