Rainbow Play Systems recalls
swing seats over fall hazard
May 18, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and
Rainbow Play Systems Inc., of Brookings, S.D.
is recalling about 18,400 Sling Swing Seats. These
swing seats can unexpectedly break in half, causing
the users to fall.
Rainbow has received 84 reports
of broken swing seats, including one report of
an injury. A 2-year-old girl suffered a broken
wrist when she fell to the ground after the sling
swing unexpectedly broke in half.
The recall involves sling swing
seats sold as an accessory with Carnival, Sunshine,
and Rainbow Series residential play structures
manufactured by Rainbow Play Systems, Inc. The
seats are about 25 inches in length and were sold
in red, yellow, blue and green with 64-inch yellow
or green dipped chains. The seats have pointed
ends with three black dots and black grommets.
Printed on the seat bottom is:
Improper installation maintenance, vandalism,
or misuse can lead to serious injury.
Play structures with the sling swings
contain a metal plate on the main beam with the
writing, “Rainbow Play Systems Inc. 1-800-RAINBOW.”
Rainbow distributors and dealers
sold this product from July 2004 through February
2005. They were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop
using these sling swings and contact Rainbow Play
Systems, Inc. or return them to their place of
purchase for a free replacement swing. Rainbow
has contacted consumers directly who purchased
the recalled sling swing seats. Consumers who
have already had their swing seats replaced by
Rainbow are not affected by this recall.
For additional information, contact
Rainbow Play Systems at (800) 724-6269 between
8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit Rainbow’s Web site at www.rainbowplay.com