Hundreds of slides recalled after 2 kids suffer ‘finger amputations’

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of playground slides have been recalled because of an “amputation hazard,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Playworld Systems Inc., based in Lewisburg, is recalling about 1,300 of their “Lightning Slide” stainless steel playground slides.

The slides are being recalled because a weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child’s fingers can get caught in the space, posing an amputation hazard.

“Playworld is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds, including two children who have suffered finger amputations,” according to the CPSC.

The slides were sold to parks, schools and municipalities from November 2000 through October 2016.

For more information on the recall, consumers can contact Playworld at 800-233-8404 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email info@playworld.com.

More information can also be found at playworld.com.