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Backyard Play Systems recalls playsets with wooden roofs

Children can become trapped in the playset

Backyard Play Systems outdoor playset
Photo source: CPSC
Backyard Play Systems of Monroe, Mich., is recalling about 5,300 Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer, Captain’s Fort, and Fort Highlander outdoor playsets sold in the U.S. and Canada.

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. No incidents or injuries are reported.

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).

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

The playsets were sold online at Costco.com from March 2019, through May 2021, (Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer) and online at Lowes.com from December 2020, through May 2021, (Captain’s Fort, Fort Highlander) for about $1,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled playsets and contact Backyard Play Systems for a free repair kit. The kit includes replacement wood parts, hardware, and instructions.

If consumers are unable or do 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.

Consumers may contact Backyard Play Systems toll-free at (866) 890-2211 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at customerservice@backyard-play.com, or online at www.backyardproducts.com/safety.

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