The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Single Post Swing Sets
Units: About 670
Manufacturer: BCI Burke Company LLC, of Fond du Lac, Wisc.
Hazard: The connection on the top beam of the swing set can break, causing the swing beam to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user. A user or bystander also can be injured by the falling top rail.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the swing set beam breaking and one report of child with bruises after falling from the swing.
Description: The recall includes the Single Post Swing Set (model 550-0033) and added bay swings (model 550-0035) with belt or bucket seats. The swings are made with a 2-3/8-inch diameter top beam that is welded to a formed plate on each end to attach to the upright post.
Sold by: BCI Burke or BCI Burke Company representatives from January 2000 through August 2007 for between about $900 to $1500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and remove the existing swings from the top beam immediately. Consumers can re-install the swings once the repair kit is received and installed with the current beam. BCI Burke will contact the owners directly by mail and provide a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Burke customer service at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bciburke.com (pdf), or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org