According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, Adventure Playsets of Amarillo, TX, has received more than 1,400 reports of rotting ladders on their wooden play sets. Specifically, the plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (pictured here) can weaken over time due to rotting of the wood, resulting in a fall hazard.
At the time of the recall, Adventure Playsets had received more than 1,400 reports of rotting ladders involving 16 injuries that resulted in nine emergency room visits. The injuries include two arm fractures, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises to children younger than 8 years old. Most of the reported injuries occurred when the swing came out of the monkey bar/swing beam that had rotted.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves wooden play sets with swings, slides, and ladders. Each set has an overhead monkey bar ladder that acts as both the monkey bar and swing beam, and an end ladder coated with cranberry or green plastic.
The instruction manual has the name "Adventure Playsets" and one of the following model numbers printed on the cover.
- Durango 1-AP016 and 1- AP018
- Yukon 1-AP052
- Tacoma 1- AP017 and 1-AP051
- El Dorado 1-AP016
- Bellevue 1-AP048 and 1-AP012
- Dakota 1- AP046
- Sherwood 1-AP049
- Sedona 1- AP002
- Ventura 1-AP008
- Madison 1- AP006 and 1-AP015
- Belmont 1-AP003
Note: The Bellevue,Tacoma and Durango swing sets were previously recalled due to detaching frames and a fall hazard.
The wooden playsets were sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy Sports, Menards, and Mill stores nationwide, online at Walmart.com, ToyRUs.com, Willygoat.com, and through the DMSI catalog from January 2004 through December 2007. They cost between $300 and $600.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the swing sets and contact Adventure Playsets to receive a replacement kit.
To reach Adventure Playsets: