Troxel has announced a voluntary recall of about 100,500 (US) and 4,900 (Canada) Flexible Flyer Swing Sets due to fall hazard.
Why it’s being recalled: The see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard. Troxel received 1,232 reports of see saw seats breaking resulting in thirteen injuries to young children that included bumps, bruises, and lacerations.
Description: The Flexible Flyer swing sets come in 11 different models each with a see saw attachment along with swings, bars or a slide. The model number can be found on a sticker located underneath the center of the top bar of each swing set unit. Model numbers and names are listed below:
Model # Model Name
41575 BIG ADVENTURE
41577 FUN FANTASTIC
41578 FUN FANTASTIC II
42003 BACKYARD FLYER
42013 BACKYARD FUN
42023 BACKYARD SWINGIN’ FUN
42030 WINDSOR II
42124 FUN TIME
42126 FANTASTIC PLAYGROUND
42544 TRIPLE FUN
42560 TRIPLE FUN II
Where it was sold: Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy and at other specialty stores, and online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280.
Consumers should stop using the see saws immediately and contact Troxel to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Troxel at (888) 770-7060 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.
Health Canada’s press release is available here.