Adventure Playsets Backyard Swing Set Recall

More than 280,000 backyard swing sets by Adventure Playsets have been recalled due to reports that the support beams for the monkey bars and swings may rot and break, which has caused a number of children to fall and suffer personal injury.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada announced the Adventure Playsets swing set recall on November 5, indicating that the manufacturer has received more than 1,400 reports of plastic-coated lumber rotting on the horizontal ladder at top of the swing sets, which also support the monkey bar portion of the play sets. At least 16 children have fallen when the wood beam broke, requiring emergency room treatment for nine children.

The recall affects 275,000 wooden play sets sold in the U.S., and another 6,800 sold in Canada, by Adventure Play Sets, of Amarillo, Texas. The play sets have swings, a slide, and ladders as well as an overhead monkey bar ladder. The instruction manual has “Adventure Playsets” and one of the following model numbers on the cover:

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  • Durango 1-AP016 and 1-AP018
  • Tacoma 1-AP017 and 1-AP051
  • Bellevue 1-AP048 and 1-AP012
  • Sherwood 1-AP049
  • Ventura 1-AP008
  • Belmont 1-AP003
  • Yukon 1-AP052
  • El Dorado 1-AP016
  • Dakota 1-AP046
  • Sedona 1-AP002
  • Madison 1-AP006 and 1-AP015

The Bellevue, Tacoma and Durango swing sets were recalled in 2006 due to defective bolts that caused the frame supporting the swings to detach from the rest of the play set.

The recalled swing sets were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Academy Sports, Menards, and Mill stores, as well as online through Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R’ Us and other sites and catalogs.

The CPSC advises any owners of these play sets to stop using them immediately and to contact Adventure Playsets at for a replacement kit.

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  • MeredithApril 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    It would have been nice if the company sent this out to the people that bought them or put on the news. I had to find out when my 3 year old was on it and it broke! This is important information and they should have tried a little harder to get it out there! I called where we bought the swing set from and they didn't even know there was a recall on the set.

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