Children's Slides Recalled Due To Fall Hazard

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

There's a voluntary recall on a slide that your children might be playing on in your neighborhood.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Slalom Glider could be dangerous for your kids. There's no platform at the top and sides of the 6 foot high slide, putting kids at risk of falling before they slide down. At least 16 kids have gotten hurt, including 14 with fractures.

Nine hundred of these slides have been sold around the nation to schools and city parks.

The text of the entire CPSC release is below:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Slalom Glider

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Landscape Structures Inc., of Delano, Minn.

Hazard: The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received 16 reports of injuries to children under 8-years old, including one bruised arm, 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen.

Description: The Slalom Glider is a distinctive 6-foot high playground slide that is curved in shape and made from molded plastic. It includes an arched, tubular steel access ladder. The recalled product comes as a stand-alone slide or as an attachment to other playground equipment. The recalled products have model numbers 156456 and 172627 and were sold in combinations of colors, including red, blue, tan, green, granite and white.

Sold: To schools and other facilities with playground equipment nationwide between January 2006 and December 2011 for about $2300.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled gliders and owners will be contacted by Landscape Structures regarding removal instructions. Customers will be given the option of replacing the Slalom Glider with another piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Landscape Structures toll-free at (888) 438-6574 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's website at www.playlsi.com


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  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    When I was a kid in the early '50s, the slides were metal with side rails about 4 inches tall. One, in a city park was about 16 feet tall and had a hump about half way down. On occasion, us kids would take mom's box of wax paper with us to tear off a piece and sit on down the slide. The only time I remember anyone falling from a slide back then was at school when a kid tried to sit on a basketball and slide down - he broke his arm. The design of this blue thing in the picture is an accident waiting to happen.
  • by Annie Mosity on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:58 AM
    Holy Moose Goose! It's a giant tongue!
  • by shotgun Location: fort carson on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:20 AM
    well i just spent 3 yrs in germany and u should see the playground designs they have over much like this slide
  • by frostyolman Location: COS on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:19 AM
    OH MY GOD!!!! Martha round up the kids quick and run for your lives! And don't let them near that slide...they might fall!!! Give me a break, anything you climb on, stand on, walk on, run on, etc ad nauseum, is a fall hazard... leave it alone, allow kids the chance to be kids...
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Feb 17, 2012 at 04:57 AM
    What maron designed this piece of #&*@? I can't imagine it being approved for sale by the management of the company either.I guess the Reds aren't the only ones who sell dangerous or defective products to Americans after all. Got to deduct intelligence points from those who bought these slides too.
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