Playground Slides Recalled Due to Amputation Hazards
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Playworld Systems Inc., the manufacturer of stainless steel playground
recalled around 1,300 slides due to amputation hazards. The company reported that
two children had suffered finger amputations due to the defect product
with 13 incidents of broken welds on the slides. The product is being
recalled due to broken welds that hold the sidewalls and the bedway together
on the slide. These welds can crack and separate which can catch children’s
fingers and pose an amputation hazard for them. The company advises customers
to stop using the slides and contact the company directly for a free replacement
and free installation for the slide. They will also ship a temporary barrier
to prevent children from using the defective product until the new one
is put in place. The company is also contacting consumers who have purchased
the slides directly. These were sold by independent distributors to parks,
municipalities, and schools from November 2000 through October 2016.
Product liability laws are in place to protect consumers from defective
products. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a responsibility
to design, make and sell safe products to consumers. Often, products are
not recalled until injuries have happened and been reported directly to
the company. Anyone injured due to a defective product will be subject
to medical bills, stress, and can even suffer from lost wages from work.
Contacting a product liability lawyer is essential if you have sustained
any type of injury from a faulty or defective product. An experienced
lawyer can determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action and compensation
from the company responsible for the faulty product.
The product liability attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, understand
that injuries sustained due to faulty products can be stressful. We communicate
throughout the entire legal process and work diligently to achieve maximum
compensation for all injuries and undue stress. We offer free no-obligation
consultations at our downtown St. Louis office.
Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective or recalled product.