Recall: "Mega Rider" Swings Recalled by Swing-N-Slide

February 5, 2004
Release # 04-076
Slide-N-Swing Contact: (800) 888-1232
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Slide-N-Swing Media Contact: Michael Fitzpatrick, (608) 756-4141

CPSC, Swing-N-Slide Announce Recall of "Mega Rider" Swings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Swing-N-Slide "Mega Rider" Swings

Units: 1,220

Manufacturer: Swing-N-Slide, of Janesville, Wis.

Hazard: The plastic handle on the Mega Rider swing could crack at the seat connection allowing the metal connecting rod to pull out. If this occurs, a child on the swing could fall to the ground.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of a swing breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled backyard playground "Mega Rider" swing can be used by one or two children. The blue-colored plastic "Mega Rider' is suspended from a crossbeam by four plastic-coated chains. Children sitting back-to-back push in different directions to make the swing move back and forth. Printed on the handle below the seat connection in raised lettering are the words, "Swing-N-Slide," 1212 Barberry Drive, Janesville, WI, Made in U.S.A., 1-800-888-1232, THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN FROM THE AGES OF 2 TO 10 YEARS. READ INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO USE."

Sold at: Lowe's and Home Depot stores by special order and through Ace, DIBC, TruServ, Handy Hardware, Emery Warehouse, and Federated co-ops and buying groups nationwide from March 2003 through October 2003 for about $90.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the "Mega Riders" immediately and return them to the company for a replacement product with increased material thickness. Swing-N-Slide will provide consumers with a self- addressed box to return the product.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Swing-N-Slide at (800) 888-1232 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's Web site at (note - recall is no longer on firm's web site), or write to Mega Rider Recall, Swing-N-Slide, 1212 Barberry Drive, Janesville, WI 53545.

Picture of Recalled Swing