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Adventure Playsets Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard [05/20/2006]

Adventure Playsets Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets

Units: About 26,000

Distributor: Adventure Playsets, dba Backyard Ventures Inc., of Amarillo, Texas.

Hazard: Defective bolts could cause the swing set frame to detach from the fort structure, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Ventures has received 64 reports of the bolt heads twisting off during installation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled swing set models include: The Durango, Tacoma, Oddsey, Bellvue, Monarch, Grand Teton and Outlook II. The swing sets are made of wood, and feature various types of slides, swings and a fabric canopy over part of the structure. The Durango, Tacoma, and Odyssey models are pictured below, additional models can be viewed at

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Menards, and Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and from February 2006 through March 2006 for about $1,000.

Manufactured In: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the swings set immediately and contact Backyard Ventures to receive repair instructions and free replacement bolts for the recalled swing sets.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Backyard Ventures at (800) 856-4445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at or e-mail the firm at

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

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