Recall: Adventure Playsets

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Recall of Adventure Playsets. Credit: CPSC

Rotting ladders on Adventure Playsets have prompted a recall of more than a quarter of a million pieces in the United States and Canada.

Working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Amarillo, Texas company has put out an official recall of the Adventure Playsets Wooden Play Sets, effective immediately.

According to the CPSC alert, the plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (monkey bar/swing beam) can weaken over time due to rotting of the whitewood. The weakening of the structure has already caused 16 injuries, including nine emergency room visits by kids who suffered arm fractures, lacerations, scrapes and bruises.

The recall involves wooden play sets with swings, slides and ladders. The sets involved in the recall have an overhead monkey bar ladder, which functions as both a monkey bar and swing beam. The sets also have an end ladder coated in cranberry or green plastic. The model numbers involved in the recall are as follows:
  • Durango 1-AP016 and 1- AP018
  • Yukon 1-AP052
  • Tacoma 1- AP017 and 1-AP051
  • El Dorado 1-AP016
  • Bellevue 1-AP048, and 1-AP012
  • Dakota 1- AP046
  • Sherwood 1-AP049
  • Sedona 1- AP002
  • Ventura 1-AP008
  • Madison 1- AP006 and 1-AP015
  • Belmont 1-AP003
According to the CPSC, the sets were sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy Sports, Menards, Mill stores and online at,, and through the DMSI catalog from January 2004 through December 2007 for between $300 and $600 (although Adventure Playsets itself notes most were sold between 2003 and 2006). Some of these models were recalled before because of a detaching frame and a resultant fall hazard, but that recall did not address the current problem.

Parents can fill out a form on the Adventure Playsets website to obtain replacement parts, or call the company at 877-840-9068 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. central time Monday through Friday for more information on how to proceed.

Related: More consumer alerts and recalls.

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