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Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes Due to Laceration Hazard

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Recall Date: December 11, 2013

Recall Number: 14-049

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes

Hazard: The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Remedy:  Repair

Consumer Contact: Solowave toll-free at (866) 678-0376 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.solowavedesign.com and click on Important Safety Notice for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Solowave-Recalls-Home-Playground-Tube-Slides-with-Port-Holes/

Recall Details

Units: About 10,800 in the U.S. and 9,900 in Canada

Description: This recall involves Solowave Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes. The slides are green, six or seven feet long and have three or five port hole-style plastic windows in the sides. The slides were sold with Solowave’s Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe and Sheridan play systems and were also sold separately.  Solowave Design is stamped on the outside of the slides near the middle of each tube slide section.

Incidents/Injuries: Solowave has received 23 reports of minor injuries to children, including cuts and scrapes, from contact with broken port holes.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled slide immediately and contact Solowave to receive a free repair kit for the port hole windows.

Sold at: Toys R Us and other stores nationwide, and online at toysrus.com from February 2008 through August 2013 for between $1,300 and $1,800 as part of a play system, or between $275 and $370 for the slide only.

Manufacturer: Solowave Design Corp., of Hamburg, N.Y.

Manufactured in: Canada

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