Soft Play recalls Sky Wheels

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The Sky Wheels can become detached from the overhead rail on the play set

Soft Play of Huntersville, N.C., is recalling about 3,500 Sky Wheels.

The Sky Wheels can become detached from the overhead rail on the play set, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to children.

The firm has received 15 reports of the Sky Wheel detaching from the rail of the play set, including three reported injuries involving lacerations to the scalp.

This recall involves Sky Wheels, an individual active play component manufactured for and sold to businesses. They can be incorporated into a larger indoor soft-contained play system.

The Sky Wheel is comprised of a 14-inch diameter 4-spoke metal wheel attached to a downward facing milled and threaded shaft which is supported from an overhead bar within the play system framing structure.

The Sky Wheel, manufactured in the U.S., was sold to McDonalds, YMCA, Lifetime Fitness, Burger King, Crunch Fitness, LTF Club Organizations and other fitness and recreational play areas for use by children from June 2009, through July 2022, for about $624.

What to do

Businesses should contact Soft Play to schedule a free inspection. If needed, a repair will be made.

Soft Play has contacted all known businesses/operators directly. Businesses have been advised to communicate to customers to not use the Sky Wheel until it is inspected and -- if necessary -- repaired.

Consumers may contact Soft Play at (800) 782-7529 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at for more information.

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