UPDATED: Playground Equipment Dealer Recalls Defective Trapeze Rings
Rainbow Play Systems is recalling playground equipment after the discovery that a product is prone to breaking.
Rainbow, which specializes in residential playgrounds, is issuing the recall for yellow plastic trapeze rings due to the piece of equipment's propensity to crack during use, posing a fall hazard to children. The rings in question were manufactured by Nylacarb Corporation and distributed by Child Works. Rainbow is recalling about 121,000 units.
The rings were sold at as part of playsets at Rainbow dealers nationwide from January 2007 through December 2011 and at several mass merchandisers including Sam's Club, Toys R Us and Walmart from January 2009 through December 2009. The playsets retailed for between $900 and $10,000.
Rainbow has received more than 100 reports of the rings breaking, including 15 reports of injuries consisting of bumps, bruises, lacerations, concussion and one broken finger.
The rings are triangular in shape, and measure about 8.5 inches by 6.5 inches. The rings come as a pair and are connected to a yellow trapeze bar. They were sold as a component of one of the following Rainbow-branded residential wooden playsets: All-American, Backyard Circus, Carnival, Fiesta, King Kong, Monster, Sunray, Sunshine or Rainbow.
Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled rings and contact Rainbow for ring removal instructions. Consumers should then remove the rings from the playset and receive a $10 gift card.
Customers with questions can contact Rainbow at (888) 201-1570.