3/15/2012 - Children's slide recalled due to falls
Due to the risk that a slide poses to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary safety recall for a product kids often used on playgrounds that may be a liability insurance risk.
CPSC and Landscape Structures, maker of the Slalom Glider slide, have received more than 15 reports of injuries among children eight years of age and younger after falling when transitioning from the ladder to the slide. Some of the injuries have included a bruised arm, 14 fractures of arms and legs, a broken collarbone and a bruised spleen.
The source notes that the Slalom Glider slide - which is approximately six feet in height, made of plastic and comes in a variety of colors - is chiefly sold to schools, with the impacted slides being purchased between January 2006 and December 2011. The affected slides' model numbers are 156456 and 172627, which should be visible on the slide itself.
For more information on the Slalom Glider and its recall status, consumers are encouraged to contact Landscape Structures at 888-438-6574.