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article imageOutdoor play sets recalled swings can break

By Bob Ewing     May 30, 2009 in Business
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Step2 Company announced a voluntary recall of Step2 Play Up Gym play sets.
Approximately, 4,300 sets are being recalled because he triangular hangers that attach the swing’s ropes to the upper rail of the play set can break, posing a fall hazard to children.
Step2 has received 17 reports of hangers breaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recallinvolves Step2 Play Up Gym play sets. The recalled outdoor play sets include a platform, climber, slide area and two swings and have a model number of 797300. A red “Step2” logo plate is attached to the front of the play set. Play sets that have hangers with white plastic bushings are not subject to this recall.
The sets were sold at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled play sets and contact Step 2 to receive a set of replacement hangers and instructions.
For additional information, contact Step2 at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site.
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