|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 1995
Release # 95-100
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC, Playskool Announce Repair Program
For Playskool 1-2-3 Swing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool Inc. of Pawtucket, R.I., is issuing a
repair kit to fix Playskool 1-2-3 Swings, which can tip while in use.
The initial shipments of 31,500 1-2-3 Swings, first available to consumers in March 1995,
did not include the plastic ties that are needed to secure the swing's ropes in the
correct position to keep the swing stable. Four consumers reported to Playskool that the
swing tipped, causing children to fall out of the swing resulting in minor cuts or
Consumers should stop using the 1-2-3 Swing and call Playskool at (800) PLAYSKL for a free
set of positioning ties and instructions to repair their swings. Consumers should not use
the 1-2-3 Swing again until they install the ties.
Playskool is inserting repair kits in all store stocks; these reworked swings will be
identified by a label on the box stating "Consumer Assembly Required." Current
shipments of the 1-2-3 Swing, distributed in a box labeled "Consumer Assembly
Required," include a package of ties. Playskool will change future production of the
1-2-3 swing to include metal screws instead of plastic ties. Playskool says both methods
are effective in stabilizing the swing on the ropes to prevent tipping.
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