Playworld Systems Inc. recalls stainless steel playground slides

Starting date:
January 27, 2017
Posting date:
January 27, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness, Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-61958

Affected products

Stainless Steel Lightning Slide - Single Bedway, and Double Lightning Slide – Double Bedway

Product description

This recall involves the Playworld Systems stainless steel single bedway and double bedway Lightning Slides. Such slides can be attached as components to a post and deck playground, or can be stand-alone slides.

Model Numbers for Stainless Steel Single Lightning Slides, Stainless Steel Double Lightning Slides and Free-Standing Stainless Steel Lightning Slides:

NOTE: the 'S' designator in the model number indicates a surface mount footing as opposed to in-ground footing.

These stainless steel playground slide models are included in this recall:
Challenger Model - 36" centerline decks and 3.5" diameter posts Playmaker Model - 48" centerline decks and 5"diameter posts Freestanding Slides
CH2666 and CH2666S PM2666 and PM2666S ZZCH2686
CH2667 and CH2667S PM2667 and PM2667S ZZCH2687
CH2668 and CH2668S PM2668 and PM2668S ZZCH2688
CH2669 and CH2669S PM2669 and PM2669S ZZCH2689
CH2676 and CH2676S Double Bedway Slides PM2676 and PM2676S Double Bedway Slides  
CH2677 and CH2677S Double Bedway Slides PM2677 and PM2677S Double Bedway Slides  
CH2678 and CH2678S Double Bedway Slides PM2678 and PM2678S Double Bedway Slides  
CH2679 and CH2679S PM2679 and PM2679S  
CH2687 and CH2667S PM2706 and PM2706S  
CH2706 and CH2706S PM2707 and PM2707S  
CH2707 and CH2707S    

Hazard identified

The welds connecting the slide bedway (seating area of slide) and slide sidewalls
(vertical panels welded to slide seating area) may separate, leaving a sharp gap between the bedway and sidewalls.

As of January 11, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately, 161 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 1, 2000 to October 20, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.

Companies

Distributor
Playworld Systems, Inc.
1000 Buffalo Road PA 17837
Lewisburg
Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Horizon Industries
410 S. 12th St.,PA 17512.
Columbia
Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the slides and contact Playworld Systems Inc. for instructions.  All Lightning Slides will be removed free of charge, and replacement products will be installed free of charge.

Please contact Playworld Systems Inc. by telephone at 1-800-233-8404 or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.