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BCI Burke recalls Merge Playground Climbers

A welded rung opening on the sides poses an entrapment hazard

Photo source: CPSC
BCI Burke Company of Fond du Lac, Wis., is recalling about 440 Merge Playground Climbers.

A welded rung opening on the sides of the climber poses an entrapment hazard to children.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves the Burke Merge metal climbers used on playground equipment for children to climb up to access the play structure.

“Burke” is printed on identification labels that are placed on the exterior of the play structure.

The climbers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold through Burke sales representatives or Burke direct from November 2015, through August 2019, for about $1,460.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Merge Climbers and block them off from children’s use. BCI Burke is contacting all known owners directly by certified mail, and Burke representatives will inspect and replace climbers that are not compliant with the current voluntary standard for this product.

Consumers may contact BCI Burke at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at for more information.

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