May 11, 2006

Adventure Playsets Recalls Swing Sets

Name of Product: Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets

Units: About 26,000

Distributor: Adventure Playsets, dba Backyard Ventures Inc., of Amarillo, Texas.

Hazard: Defective bolts could cause the swing set frame to detach from the fort structure, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Description: The recalled swing set models include: The Durango, Tacoma, Oddsey, Bellvue, Monarch, Grand Teton and Outlook II. The swing sets are made of wood, and feature various types of slides, swings and a fabric canopy over part of the structure. The Durango, Tacoma, and Odyssey models are pictured below, additional models can be viewed at

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Menards, and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and from February 2006 through March 2006 for about $1,000.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the swings set immediately and contact Backyard Ventures to receive repair instructions and free replacement bolts for the recalled swing sets.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Backyard Ventures at (800) 856-4445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at or e-mail the firm at