Backyard Play Systems Recalls Playsets with Wooden Roof Due to Entrapment Hazard – About 5,100 units sold
This recall involves Backyard Play Systems outdoor playsets with a wooden roof. The wooden roof is included with home play equipment marketed under the brand names Yardline Play Systems (models Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer) and Gorilla Playsets (models Captain’s Fort, Fort Highlander). The playsets include a solid wood roof with a lookout window, slides, swings, a rock-climbing wall and other play features.
The wooden parts used to reinforce and create a decorative gable design on the wooden roof pose an entrapment hazard to children. Children can become trapped in the gap between the lower part of the roof structure and the bottom of the gable decoration.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled playsets and contact Backyard Play Systems for a free repair kit which includes replacement wood parts, hardware and instructions. If a consumer is unable or does not want to do the repair themselves, Backyard will send a representative to perform the repair for them at no charge. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Sold online at Costco.com from March 2019 through May 2021 (Turbo Racer, Cloud Racer) and online at Lowes.com from December 2020 through May 2021 (Captain’s Fort, Fort Highlander) for about $1,000.
Recall number: 22-706. Recall date: November 4, 2021.
Kubota Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards – Over 48,000 sold
On November 4, 2021, Kubota recalled model year 2013 through 2021 base model Kubota RTV-X1100C Utility Vehicles. Specific models may include an additional letter after the “C,” for example, 1100CR. Recalled units have serial numbers ranging from 10001 through 67546. The model number is on the side of the unit and on the data plate also on the side of the unit. The serial number is also on the data plate.
About 48,000 of these UTVs were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2013 through September 2021 for between $21,300 and $22,950.
Kubota has received one report of a loss of control that resulted in black eyes and minor bruising.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an Authorized Kubota dealer. If the floormat is warped or degraded, consumers will receive a new floormat installed by the dealer that will be secured by rivets to the floor. If the utility vehicles floormat is not warped or degraded, the dealer will complete a modification to the existing floormat by trimming the mat and then securing it by rivets to the floor. Kubota is contacting all known consumers directly.
Consumers can contact Kubota Tractor Corporation toll-free at 888-458-2682 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
Recall number: 22-705
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