Recall: Swing Sets Recalled for Repair by BCI Burke Due to Fall Hazard

March 7, 2012
Alert #12-726

Swing Sets Recalled for Repair by BCI Burke Due to Fall Hazard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2 3/8 inch Arch Swing Sets

Units: About 250

Manufacturer/Distributor: BCI Burke Co. LLC, of Fond du Lac, Wis.

Hazard: The welded connection of the sleeve joint to the arch support can crack or break. When this happens, the top swing beam can collapse causing children on the swings to fall and be injured.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of incidents involving the recalled swing sets, including two minor injuries.

Description: This recall involves the end and middle arch supports on Arch Swing Sets and added bays with belt or bucket seats built with 2 3/8 inch steel tubing. The swings have a 2 7/8 inch diameter sleeve that is welded to the middle or end support. “Burke” is printed on identification labels that were provided to installers who may or may not have put them on the swings.

Sold by: BCI Burke Co. and its distributors from January 2004 through December 2011 for between $700 and $1,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets, remove the chain and swings and contact the firm for a free retrofit kit. BCI Burke is contacting owners directly by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at, or e-mail the firm at