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Rainbow Play Systems recalls Plastic Yellow Trapeze Rings

Starting date:
September 24, 2015
Posting date:
September 24, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55064

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Rainbow Play Systems

Affected products

Yellow Plastic Trapeze Rings

Product description

This recall involves yellow plastic trapeze rings found on residential wooden playsets.  The rings are triangular in shape with rounded sides and have a loop at the top.  They measure about 21.59 cm high (8.5 inches) by 16.51 cm wide (6.5 inches). 

The yellow rings come as a pair and are connected to a trapeze bar.  They were sold either as a separate component or as an attachment on the following Rainbow branded residential wooden playsets: All-American, Backyard Circus, Carnival, Fiesta, King Kong, Monster, Sunray, Sunshine and Rainbow.

All of these playsets have an aluminum plate located on the front of the wooden swing beam with the following name stamped on it: “Playgrounds America”, “Rainbow Play Systems Inc.” or “Sunray Premium Playgrounds”.

Hazard identified

The rings can crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Rainbow Play Systems has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these rings in Canada.

In the United States, Rainbow Play Systems has received more than 100 reports of the rings cracking or breaking, including 15 reports of injuries such as bumps, bruises, lacerations, concussion and one broken finger.

Number sold

Approximately 6,496 pairs of rings were sold in Canada. Approximately 121,000 pairs of rings were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2007 through December 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Manufacturer of Rings: Nylacarb Corporation
Vero Beach
Florida
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Manufacturer of Playsets: Rainbow Play Systems
Brookings
South Dakota
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Distributor of Rings: Child Works
Carollton
Georgia
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rings and contact Rainbow Play Systems for instructions on how to remove the rings, and to receive a $10 gift card.

For additional information, consumers may contact Rainbow Play Systems toll-free at 1-888-201-1570, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday.  Consumers may also visit the company’s website and click on the Recall tab located on the top menu bar for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

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.