The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Solowave Design Corp. have issued a recall for the company’s Tornado Home Playground slides due to serious laceration hazards. A total of 10,800 slides in the United States and 9,900 in Canada are included in the recall.
The Solowave Tornado tube slides have port holes, which have been linked to 23 reports of children suffering cuts and scrapes when coming into contact with broken holes. These products are green, six or seven feet long, and have either three or five port hole-style plastic windows in the sides. While sold by itself, the slides were also sold as part of the Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe, and Sheridan play systems.
The CPSC has recommended that families immediately stop using the defective child products until they are repaired.
Solowave can be contacted by consumers at (866) 678-0376 for more information on the recall and to receive a free repair kit for the slide’s port hole-type windows.
These products were sold at Toys ‘R’ Us and other stores across the United States, as well as online from February 2008 through August 2013. The slides cost between $1,300 and $1,800 as part of a play system, or by itself for between $275 and $370.
When a children’s product contains defects, serious injury accidents can occur. Such injuries can significantly affect the life of a child. If your child has been injured, call Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400 to receive a no-cost consultation with regard to your potential claim.