Fall hazards have prompted Big Lots to recall garden swings, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
Wilson & Fisher Garden Swings is recalling about 6,900 garden swings, which were manufactured in China by Anji Jiayi Garden Supplies Company, Xiaofeng Town, China. The defective Wilson & Fisher Garden Swings were imported by Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio and sold exclusively at Big Lots, nationwide, from March 2012 through June 2012. The garden swings sold for about $130.
The wooden swing’s seat can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the consumer. To date, Big Lots has received 14 reports of swing seats breaking, resulting in four reports of back pain and five reports of scratches and scrapes.
This recall involves Wilson & Fisher log-style swing sets that were sold in a natural wood finish. The swing’s two-person bench seat is suspended between two wooden A-frame supports. Assembly instructions sold with the swings bear item number JY1107 and SKU number 210020400 printed on the sheet.
The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled swing sets, detach the bench seat, and return it to any Big Lots store for a full refund; consumers should destroy the remaining components. The firm may be reached, toll-free, at 1.866.244.5687 between 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s web site at www.biglots.com; click on “Recalls.”