September 27, 2012 — The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the retail company Big Lots Inc., is announcing a voluntary recall of about 6,900 Wilson & Fisher Garden Swings. There have been at least 14 reports of the swing seats breaking, which has cause four reports of back pain, and five reports of scratches and scrapes.
The products being recalled are log-style wooden swing sets with a natural wood finish. They were manufactured in China by Anji Jiayi Garden Supplies Company, and sold under the Wilson & Fisher brand in America. The swing consists of a two-person bench seat suspended between two A-frame supports.
The product requires assembly by the customer, and the instructions for assembly are marked with item number JY1107 and SKU number 210020400. Big Lots sold the swing sets between March 2012 and June 2012 for about $130.
Big Lots is not offering any type of repair kit for this product. Instead, customers are recommended to immediately stop using the product, detach the defective bench seat, and return the product to Big Lots for a refund. The remaining pieces of the swing set should also be destroyed.
The CPSC also reminds customers that it is illegal to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The agency also encourages people who have been injured by this product to report their injuries at http://www.SaferProducts.gov .
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