Products Liability Law Daily Playground slides recalled for entrapment hazard
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Playground slides recalled for entrapment hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Play and Park Structures, of Fort Payne, Alabama, has recalled around 150 Playground SuperMax Triple Slides because a gap between the rails near the entranceway to the slides poses an entrapment hazard to young children (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-743, May 16, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. Play and Park Structures has received one report of a gap between the rails that poses an entrapment hazard. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves three models of Play and Park Structures SuperMax Triple Slides. The molded plastic playground slides were sold in multiple colors and have three single bedways and an eight-foot deck. They are age rated 5-12. The Play and Park Structures logo and the age rating are printed on a label located on the upper part of the outside perimeter of the playground structure. Model numbers 71717 (triple slide with spiral), 71718 (triple slide hood cascade), and 71732 (triple entrance cascade with square deck) are included in this recall. The model number is printed on the sales invoice.

These slides, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold by independent distributors to parks, schools, and municipalities from May 2014 through February 2018 for about $8,000.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled playground slides immediately and contact Play and Park Structures to schedule a free inspection and repair to the playground slides. Play and Park Structures is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Play and Park Structures at 800-809-4181 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; via email at [email protected]; or online at and click on "FAQ’s."

Companies: Play and Park Structures

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