About 275,000 backyard swing sets in the United States and 6,800 in Canada are being recalled due to wood that could rot and weaken, posing a fall hazard to children. More than 1,400 reports were made about rotting, plastic-coated ladders on the swing sets, including 16 injuries and nine emergency room visits, according to the CPSC. “The injuries include arm fractures, lacerations, scrapes and bruises,” the agency reported.
The swing sets were sold at Wal-Mart (Stock Quote: WMT
), Toys R Us, Academy Sports, Menards, and Mill stores across the country and online at Walmart.com and ToyRUs.com, as well as Willygoat.com and through the DMSI catalog between January 2004 and December 2007 for $300 to $600.
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