Outdoor Play Sets, Patio Umbrellas Recalled for Fall, Impact Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced that Outdoor Play Sets sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us and Patio Umbrellas sold by The Home Depot have been recalled for fall and impact <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">hazards.

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Outdoor Play Sets
About 4,300 Outdoor Play Sets sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us have been recalled by Step2® due to fall hazard. The Step2 Play Up Gym Play Sets were recalled by the Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio because the swings can break. The triangular hangers that attach the swing’s ropes to the upper rail of the play set can break, posing a fall hazard to children. To date, Step2 has received 17 reports of hangers breaking.

This recall involves Step2 Play Up Gym Play Sets, which include a platform, climber, slide area, and two swings and have a model number of 797300. A red “Step2” logo plate is attached to the front of the play set. Play sets that have hangers with white plastic bushings are not subject to this recall. The recalled Step2 Play Up Gym play sets were sold at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2009 and retailed for about $400. The recalled Step2 Play Up Gym Play Sets were made in China (hanger component) and the United States (play set).

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled play sets and contact Step 2 to receive a set of replacement hangers and instructions. Step2 can be reached toll-free at 1-800-347-8372 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Website at www.step2.com.

Patio Umbrellas
About 60 Patio Umbrellas imported by The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Georgia were recalled due to a risk of impact injury because the patio umbrella and its pole could tip over and strike consumers if the umbrella’s collar or sleeve is not removed prior to closing the umbrella, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers. The Home Depot has received one report of a recalled patio umbrella tipping over and breaking. The recalled Patio Umbrellas are beige with a brown offset pole and stand 11 feet tall. The base is a brown cross about 18 inches long. The recalled Patio Umbrellas, which were manufactured in China, were sold at The Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $250.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Patio Umbrellas and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund. The Home Depot can be reached toll-free at 1-866-403-5504 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Website at www.homedepot.com.

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