Children’s Slides Recalled due to a Fall Hazard

altOn February 16th, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Landscape Structures, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of their Slalom Glider due to a potential fall hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

The Slalom Glider is a distinctive 6-foot high playground slide that is curved in shape and made from molded plastic. It includes an arched, tubular steel access ladder. The recalled product comes as a stand-alone slide or as an attachment to other playground equipment. The recalled products have model numbers 156456 and 172627 and were sold in several different combinations of colors, including red, blue, tan, green, granite and white.

The Slalom Glider lacks a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.

Approximately 900 of these slides were sold to schools and other facilities with playground equipment nationwide between January 2006 and December 2011 for about $2300. As of February 16th, 2012 the CPSC and the manufacturer have received 16 reports of injuries to children under 8-years old, including one bruised arm, 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen. Further updated information can always be researched at the CPSC website.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

What should you do if your child has access to one of these Products?

Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled gliders and owners of the properties where these slide are installed, will be contacted by Landscape Structures regarding removal instructions. Owners of these structures be given the option of replacing the Slalom Glider with another piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.

For additional information, contact Landscape Structures toll-free at (888) 438-6574 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the manufacturer’s website. Additional general and further updated information about this recall can also be found at the CPSC website