PhotoBCI Burke Company of Fond du lac, Wis., is recalling about 200 Merge playground climbers.

The two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers can be too large creating a strangulation hazard. A child’s body could become lodged in these openings, posing a strangulation hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Burke Merge Metal Climbers that are used on play equipment as an attachment that allows children to climb up and access the play structure.

The metal climbers were sold in many color combinations with small geometric shaped openings with a platform and two welded handgrips at the top.

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

The climbers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at BCI Burke Company and its distributors to public and private organizations including schools, public parks and home owners associations nationwide from November 2015, through March 2018, for $1,400.

What to do

Consumers should immediately remove these climbers from use and contact the firm for a free repair kit. BCI Burke is contacting all owners directly by mail.

Consumers may contact BCI Burke at (800) 356-2070 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at bciburke.com and click on the Climber Recall tab for more information


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