BCI Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard

Posted on 26 September 2007

Name of Product: Single Post Swing Sets

Units: About 670

Manufacturer: BCI Burke Company LLC, of Fond du Lac, Wisc.

Hazard: The connection on the top beam of the swing set can break, causing the swing beam to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user. A user or bystander also can be injured by the falling top rail.

The firm has received four reports of the swing set beam breaking and one report of child with bruises after falling from the swing.

The recall includes the Single Post Swing Set (model 550-0033) and added bay swings (model 550-0035) with belt or bucket seats. The swings are made with a 2-3/8-inch diameter top beam that is welded to a formed plate on each end to attach to the upright post.

Sold by BCI Burke or BCI Burke Company representatives from January 2000 through August 2007 for between about $900 to $1500.

Manufactured in: United States

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and remove the existing swings from the top beam immediately. Consumers can re-install the swings once the repair kit is received and installed with the current beam. BCI Burke will contact the owners directly by mail and provide a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Burke customer service at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at  (pdf), or e-mail the firm at 

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