Playworld Recalls 1,300 Playground Slides Because of Cutting Hazard

Playworld Systems Inc. is recalling 1,300 slides that are used in school and municipal playgrounds after a defect caused two children to suffer finger amputations.

The Lightning Slides were sold by independent distributors between November 2000 and October 2016. They are made of stainless steel and the welds on the slides can crack and separate. A child's finger can get caught in the space.

The company said it is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds and two children who have suffered finger amputations.

Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled slides. They were sold to parks, schools and municipalities for between $1,500 through $4,000.

For parents trying to identify the recalled slides, there are no identifying marks on the slides according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


The slides are described as both single and double bedways with welds on both sides attaching the slides to sidewalls.

The company has released suggestions to its customers on how to inspect the slides for damage. Click here for that information.

Playworld, based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, is contacting consumers who purchased the slides directly. Buyers can get a free replacement.

For more information, consumers can call Playworld at 1-800-233-8404 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, send email to or visit's Slide Recall Safety Information for more information.

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