Playground Tube Slides Recalled Due to Lacerations from Port Holes

Due to a potentially serious risk of lacerations, more than 20,000 playground sets with tube slides are being recalled this week after multiple reports were received of injuries caused by broken port holes in the slides.  

The Solowave Tornado tube slides recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 11, following at least 23 incidents where children suffered an injury after coming in contact with broken port holes at the bottom of the slide. The injury reports consist of lacerations, cuts, and scrapes.

The recall involves Solowave Tornado brand home playground slides with portholes. The slides are green and measure six or seven feet long and have three or five porthole style plastic windows cut out of the sides. The affected models names included in the recall are Solowave’s Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe, and Sheridan play systems. Solowave is stamped on the outside of the slides on each model.

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The affected slides were manufactured in Canada under Solowave Design Corporation of Hamburg, New York where they were sold at Toys R Us and other stores nationwide and online at from February 2008 through August 2013 for between $1,300 and $1,800 as a complete play system and between $275 and $370 for the slide only.

The CPSC recommends that customers with affected slides stop using them immediately and contact Solowave at (866) 678-0376 or visit them online at and navigate to the Important Safety Notice link to receive information on how to obtain a free repair kit for the porthole windows.


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