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Leisure Time Products recalls Brutus swing sets

The attachment that connects the swing hanger to the top tube can fail

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Leisure Time Products of Pittsburg, Kan., is recalling about 9,300 Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal A-frame swing sets sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The attachment that connects the swing hanger to the top tube can fail, posing an injury hazard.

The firm has received three reports of the swing hanger attachment failing, which resulted in one side of the swing falling. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal swing sets with the following manufacture codes: 03/2019-O, 01/2020-T, 02/2020-T, 03/2020-T, 04/2020-T, 05/2020-O, and 07/2020-O; and manufacture dates March 2019 through July 2020.

The swing sets have a green top tube with white legs and green cross braces.

The manufacture code and manufacture date are located on the label on the leg of the swing set.

The swing sets, manufactured in Taiwan and China, were sold online at Amazon.com, www.backyarddiscovery.com, Homedepot.com, Lowes.com Wayfair.com, and other online retailers from May 2019, through January 2021, for between $400 to $570, depending on the model.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Leisure Time Products for a free repair kit. Leisure Time Products is contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Leisure Time Products at (800) 856-4445 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) seven days a week, or online at www.backyarddiscovery.com and click on “Support” at the top of the page, then “Recalls” for more information.

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