Minnesota-Made Slide Recalled After Reports Of Injuries

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 900 glider slides made by a Delano manufacturer after reports said that more than 15 children were injured on the slide.

The CPSC says that Landscape Structures’ Slalom Glider slide lacks a platform at the top of the slide that helps kids transfer from the ladder to the slide. As a result, kids fall off the 6-foot high slide and get hurt.

Injury reports say that 16 children (8-years-old and under) suffered injuries including 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone, one bruised spleen, and one bruised arm, the CPSC said.

The commission said consumers should immediately stop kids from using the slide.

The recalled slides have the following product numbers: 156456 and 172627. They were sold between January 2006 and December 2011. They retail for about $2,300.

Consumers who bought the slide will get the option of replacing the slide with another piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase. Owners will be contacted by Landscape Structures regarding removal instructions, the CPSC said.

For more information, call Landscape Structures at 888-438-6574 or visit its website (www.playlsi.com).

  • Mama

    How in the world did the design pass in the first place?

    • Swamp Fox

      I agree with your statement. Who designed this slide? I guess it was “Adult” tested before it was put on the market. I wonder why it wasn’t “kid” tested? Any 6-8 year old child who tested and would use this slide could find the faults in a hurry. Whatever happened to just plain old fashion slides? They were safer!!!

  • Thinkthingsthru

    Really? 16 kids out of 900 slides? if each slide only had 1 kid on it thats still less than 2% of those who used the slides getting injured. Im sure there were more than 1 kid per slide which brings the % hurt down further. First we loose the merry-go-rounds, then the teeter-toters, then the sand at the bottom isnt good enough and other material has to be used. The design passed because less than 2% getting hurt is better odds than riding in a car.

    • BO

      These are not your backyard type playgrounds. They go to school and parks. So those 900 slides all had 100’s if not thousands of kids playing on them. So that % is much much less then 2%

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