July 13, 2012 — After receiving 1,232 reports of broken see saws which caused 13 children to become injured, Troxel has voluntarily recalled 11 models of the Flexible Flyer Swing Set. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have both issued press releases to announce the recall. The bolt fasteners on the see saw are defective, and the seat can break during use. This has exposed children to severe injuries from jagged plastic and/or metal. Children have suffered serious bruises and lacerations from broken see saw seats.
It is uncommon for a manufacturer to wait to issue a recall until after receiving more than 1,200 reports of a similar, hazardous defect with their product — especially when the product is designed to be used by children. Usually, companies issue recalls immediately after identifying a safety hazard. This is because the number of reported incidents is usually far less than the actual number of incidents.
Troxel is recalling more than 100,500 Flexible Flyer swing sets in the U.S., and 4,900 swing sets in Canada. The products were sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy, various specialty stores, and through websites online from December 2011 until May 2012. The swing sets cost between $130-280.
The following Flexible Flyer models are being recalled:
- 4157 5BIG ADVENTURE
- 41577 FUN FANTASTIC
- 41578 FUN FANTASTIC II
- 42003 BACKYARD FLYER
- 42013 BACKYARD FUN
- 42023 BACKYARD SWINGIN’ FUN
- 42030 WINDSOR II
- 42124 FUN TIME
- 42126 FANTASTIC PLAYGROUND
- 42544 TRIPLE FUN
- 42560 TRIPLE FUN II
Note: The model number is located on the underside of the middle bar above the swings.
The CPSC is warning anyone who owns one of these swing sets to stop using it and contact the manufacturer immediately for a free repair kit. Troxel can be reached at (888) 770-7060 or at http://www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer.
Do I have a Flexible Flyer Swing Set Lawsuit?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $60 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact us for a free Flexible Flyer swing set lawsuit review.