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|Release # 92-065
Island Wood Products Offer Retrofit to
Correct Swing Set Glider Hazard
WASHINGTON, DC -- Island Wood Products of
Mableton, GA in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is
offering a retrofit kit to owners of the Fort Apache, Kitty Hawk, Treetop, Islander,
Pirates Fort, and Lookout Tower swing sets. The wooden gliders on these models have
protruding bolts that may cause serious head or body laceration to children. The retrofit
kit will provide new bolts and nuts designed to eliminate possible laceration injuries.
One incident has been reported by a consumer to both CPSC and the firm. A three-year-old
received a head injury when he fell under the glider and hit the protruding bolts.
The wooden swing sets were sold at various home improvement and hardware stores in the
East from September 1989 through 1991. Approximately 8,500 sets sold for $247 to $550
Consumers who purchased a Fort Apache, Kitty Hawk, Treetop, Islander, Pirates Fort, or
Lookout Tower swing set with a glider are urged to call Island Wood Products at
1-800-729-5033 to receive a free retrofit hardware kit.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.