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Leisure Time Products recalls Brutus swing sets due to injury hazard

Leisure Time Products is recalling about 9,000 Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal A-frame swing sets due to an injury hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the attachment that connects the swing hanger to the top tube can fail, posing an injury hazard.

This recall involves Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal swing sets with the following manufacture codes:  03/2019-O, 02/2020-T, 03/2020-T, 04/2020-T, 05/2020-O, and 07/2020-O; and manufacture dates March 2019 through July 2020.  The swing sets have a green top tube with white legs and green cross braces.  The manufacture code and manufacture date are located on the label on the leg of the swing set.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Leisure Time Products for a free repair kit.  Leisure Time Products is contacting all purchasers directly.

Leisure Time Products has received three reports of the swing hanger attachment failing, which resulted in one side of the swing falling.  No injuries have been reported.

The swing sets were sold online at Amazon.com, www.backyarddiscovery.com, Homedepot.com, Lowes.com Wayfair.com, and other online retailers from May 2019 through January 2021 for between $400 to $570, depending on the model.

Consumers can contact Leisure Time Products at 800-856-4445 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT seven days a week, or online at www.backyarddiscovery.com and click on Support and Recalls, then Recalls for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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