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Slides recalled after 2 children suffer finger amputations

Posted: 12:54 PM, Dec 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-10 13:54:56-05
Slides recalled after 2 kids suffer amputations
Slides recalled after 2 kids suffer amputations
Slides recalled after 2 kids suffer amputations

More than a thousand metallic slides have been recalled after a defect was discovered that could lead to injuries and amputations. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 13 kids have been injured on the slides, include two children who had to undergo a finger amputation. 

The slides are made by Horizon Industries and distributed by Playworld Systems Inc. They are made of stainless steel and the welding attaching the bed to the sides can crack and separate, leading to a chance that a child's fingers can get caught in the space.

They were sold to parks, school and municipalities between November 2000 and October 2016. 

The CPCS advises the slides to stop being used immediately and to contact Playworld for a free replacement and installation. 

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