FEB. 27, 2012 -- Area playgrounds are impacted by a recent recall of Slalom Glider slides, manufactured by Landscape Structures. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute. CPSC and the manufacturer have received 16 reports of injuries to children under 8 years old, including one bruised arm, 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen.
Only 900 slides impacted by the recall were sold to schools and playgrounds, according to the CPSC. St. Louis Sprout has confirmed at least three of these slides are located at area parks: Wildwood's Glencoe Park, and two St. Louis County Parks, Ohlendorf and Tilles parks. Park officials plan to remove the slides and will be getting replacement equipment or refunds from Landscape Structures.
The CPSC recommends consumers immediately stop children from using the recalled gliders. For more information about the recall and additional photos of the slide, visit the CPSC website.
Pictured One of the recalled slides is located at Glencoe Park. Photo by Jessica Pupillo.