The metal swingset company, Flexible Flyer, has issued a recall of over 100,000 swing sets. Due to the unstable see saw portion of the Flexible Flyer, and how it attaches to the swing set as a part of the unit, the swing set manufacturer is issuing a repair kit. In order to receive this kit, please go to http://www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer/
The manufacturer, Flexible Flyer, reported that 1,232 see saw seats broke and caused 13 injuries. The product recall involved 11 of its models from Flexible Flyer and its brand of swing sets.
Consumers will often report the incident directly to the company before the government gets involved. Since there were 13 reported incidents, we speculate that this is could be a portion of the actual damages or accidents that actually occured. Reported incidents are an indicator of the real number, as some consumers will not report it at all. This hinders the collection of real data and true statistical findings.
The Flexible Flyer jungle gyms and swing sets were sold at Walmart, ToysRus and other large retailers between 2011 and 2012. The price point was a retail value of $130-$280.00
The recalled swing sets were under the same name of Flexible Flyer but had multiple model names associated with the recall. Here are the recalled swing sets from Flexible Flyer:
BIG ADVENTURE, BACKYARD FLYER, BACKYARD FUN, BACKYARD SWINGIN’ FUN
FUN FANTASTIC, FUN FANTASTIC II, FUN TIME, FANTASTIC PLAYGROUND
WINDSOR II, TRIPLE FUN, TRIPLE FUN II.
If you have a swing set from Flexible Flyer, please check the model and call the company before an accident occurs. The Troxel company of Tennesee is handling the repair kits. Call 1-888-770-7060, or visit the website to register your claim: http://www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer/