WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 100,000 Flexible Flyer Swing Sets are being recalled because see-saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners and cause the child to fall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The swing sets' maker, The Troxel Company, received 1,232 reports of see-saw seats breaking, resulting in 13 injuries to young children that included bumps, bruises and lacerations.
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|
|41578||FUN FANTASTIC II|
|42023||BACKYARD SWINGIN' FUN|
|42560||TRIPLE FUN II|
The swing sets were sold at Walmart, Toys 'R' Us, Academy and online 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 http://www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer.
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