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Solowave Design recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes

Starting date:
December 11, 2013
Posting date:
December 11, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Solowave Design LP.

Affected products

Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes

Product description

This recall involves Solowave Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes. The slides are green, 1.8 or 2.1 metres (six or seven feet) long and have three or five port hole-style plastic windows in the sides. The slides were sold with Solowave’s Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe and Sheridan play systems and were also sold separately. Solowave Design is stamped on the outside of the slides near the middle of each tube slide section.

Hazard identified

The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Solowave has received 2 reports of minor injuries to children, including cuts and scrapes, from contact with broken port holes in Canada and 21 reports of minor injuries in the United States.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these slides.

Number sold

Approximately 9,892 play systems or slides containing port holes were sold in Canada and approximately 10,800 in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2008 to August 2013 in Canada and from February 2008 to August 2013 in the United States at various stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Solowave Design LP
Mount Forest

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled slide immediately and contact Solowave to receive a free repair kit for the port hole windows.

For more information, consumers may contact Solowave toll-free at 1-866-678-0376 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or at firm's website and click on Important Safety Notice for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.