Little Brutus Recall
This safety notice has been amended to include the manufacture code 01/2020-T.
As one of the largest manufacturers of swing sets and outdoor products in the U.S., Backyard Discovery’s comprehensive quality assurance and consumer service programs seek to continuously ensure the quality, safety, and durability of all our products.
Through our ongoing quality assurance and customer feedback programs, we identified a potential issue that we’ve seen in a small number of Big Brutus heavy-duty metal A-frame swing sets.
While the swing set meets all mandatory and voluntary swing set requirements, it is possible that the attachment of the swing hanger may not meet our own durability standards and may fail after repeated use, posing a potential safety risk. Use outside of recommended age and weight limits may be contributing factors. No injuries have been reported.
With consumer safety as our top priority and in keeping with our rigorous quality control standards, we contacted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada requesting a voluntary fast track recall. While we have isolated the issue to Big Brutus swing sets, in an abundance of caution we have decided to pursue a recall of certain Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal swing sets.
There are three ways you can easily tell whether your swing set is affected by the recall. First, all Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal swing sets that were sold between May 2019 and January 2021 are impacted. Second, all sets with the following manufacture codes are affected: 03/2019-O; 01/2020-T; 02/2020-T; 03/2020-T; 04/2020-T; 05/2020-O; 07/2020-O. You can find the manufacture code on the leg of your swing set:
A third way to identify impacted swing sets is through the three versions below that will eventually be on the market – original, new design, and repaired:
If your metal swing set is affected, please immediately stop using the swing set and contact Backyard Discovery toll-free at (800) 856-4445 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT seven days per week, or order online: