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RECALL – 5,300 Backyard Play Systems with Wooden Roof Due to Entrapment Hazard

The CPSC, along with Backyard Play Systems LLC, of Monroe, Michigan today announced a voluntary recall of about 5,300 Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer, Captain’s Fort and Fort Highlander Outdoor Playsets because the wooden parts used to reinforce and create a decorative gable design on the wooden roof pose an entrapment hazard to children. Children can become trapped in the gap between the lower part of the roof structure and the bottom of the gable decoration.

Recalled Captain’s Fort Playset

Recalled Captain’s Fort Playset

This recall involves Backyard Play Systems outdoor playsets with a wooden roof. The wooden roof is included with home play equipment marketed under the brand names Yardline Play Systems (models Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer) and Gorilla Playsets (models Captain’s Fort, Fort Highlander).

Recalled Fort Highlander Playset

Recalled Fort Highlander Playset

The playsets include a solid wood roof with a lookout window, slides, swings, a rock-climbing wall and other play features.

Recalled Cloud Racer Playset

Recalled Cloud Racer Playset

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled playsets and contact Backyard Play Systems toll-free at 866-890-2211 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at customerservice@backyard-play.com, online at www.backyardproducts.com and click on Safety for more information, or www.backyardproducts.com/safety for information on how to receive a free repair kit which includes replacement wood parts, hardware, and instructions.  If a consumer is unable or does not want to do the repair themselves, Backyard will send a representative to perform the repair for them at no charge.  The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Recalled Turbo Racer Playset

Recalled Turbo Racer Playset

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