aDOORable Swing Bar Recalled by Sportime Due to Fall Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 16, 2011.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Abilitations aDOORable swing bar

Units: About 600 (U.S.)

Importer: Sportime LLC, of Norcross, Ga., a subsidiary of School Specialty Inc. of Greenville, Wis.

Manufacturer: Sporting King Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: A welded eye hook on the swing bar can break, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Sportime has received three reports of children falling when the welded eye hook released. Two minor injuries were reported including one report of rug burn after falling from a swing attached to the swing bar.

Description: The Abilitations brand aDOORable swing bar is designed to be suspended in a doorway so that a swing attachment can be connected. The swing bar is a white metal pole between two brackets that attach to a standard size doorway with metal screws. Two metal “S” hooks are welded to the metal pole for a swing attachment. “Abilitations aDOORable Swing Bar” and product number “1302341” are printed on the metal pole.

Sold exclusively by: Sportime in Georgia from January 2009 through March 2011 for about $60.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled swing bars immediately and contact Sportime to receive a full refund for the swing bar and additional attachments sold with the swing bar.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sportime toll-free at (888) 388-3224 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.sportime.com

Picture of recalled swing bar       Picture of recalled swing bar

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov