Rainbow Playset Recall Issued For Trapeze Rings, Due To Risk of Breaking

More than 130,000 plastic trapeze rings sold with Rainbow Play Systems children’s wooden playsets may contain dangerous defects, allowing the rings to crack or break and send children falling to the ground. 

A Rainbow Playset recall for the trapeze rings was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 24, after more than 100 consumer complaints that indicate the rings broke while children were hanging or climbing on them. Among the complaints were at least 15 injury reports where children suffered lacerations, concussions, contusions, and bumps, including one report of a child breaking their finger.

The recall involves the yellow plastic trapeze rings that were sold separate or apart of Rainbow brand residential wooden playsets, which carry various different model names, including All-American, Backyard Circus, Carnival, Fiesta, King Kong, Monster, Sunray, Sunshine and Rainbow.

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The plastic trapeze rings are triangular in shape with rounded sides and have a loop at the top measuring about 8 ½ inches high by 6 ½ inches wide.

All recalled playsets that included the rings or offered them as a separate accessory have an aluminum plate with the name Playgrounds America, Rainbow Play Systems Inc., or Sunray Premium Playgrounds stamped on it located on the wooden swing beam.

According to the CPSC, about 121,000 pairs of recalled ring sets were sold in the U.S., another 6,500 in Canada, and about 5,500 were distributed for sale in Mexico.

The ring sets were manufactured in the U.S under Nylacarb Corporation of Vero Beach, Florida where they were distributed by Child Works of Carrolton Georgia. The rings were distributed for sale at Rainbow dealers nationwide from January 2007 through December 2011 including Sam’s Club, Toys R Us, and Walmart from January 2009 through December 2009 and retailed for between $900 and $10,000.

Customers are being asked to stop their children from playing on the recalled rings immediately and contact Rainbow Play Systems at 888-201-1570 or visit them online at www.rainbowplay.com and navigate to the recall tab for information on how to remove the rings and receive a $10 gift card.


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