PhotoPlayworld Systems of Lewisburg, Pa., is recalling about 1,300 Lightning Slide stainless steel playground slides.

The weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child’s fingers can get caught in the space, posing an amputation hazard.

The company is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds, including two children who have suffered finger amputations.

The recalled slides are made of stainless steel and have both single and double bedways. There are welds on both sides of the slide attaching the bedway to the sidewalls, and the welds run continuously from the top to the bottom. There are no identifying marks on the slides.

The slides, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at independent distributors to parks, schools and municipalities from November 2000, through October 2016, for between $1,500 through $4,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slides and contact Playworld for a free replacement slide and free installation. A temporary barrier will be shipped to consumers prior to shipment of a replacement slide to prevent children from using the slide. Playworld is contacting consumers who purchased the slides directly.

Consumers may contact Playworld at 800‐233‐8404 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Slide Recall Safety Information” for more information.



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