The product recall applies only to Hills Play gyms and slides sold between 1 December 2005 and 10 May 2007. The products have distinctive dark blue steel frames, and bright green plastic components. The bright green plastic components are embossed with a Hills logo and "Replace By" date markings between Oct 2009 and Dec 2010. The products were made available for sale through various retailers.
Reasons the product is recalled
The plastic components of the affected products do not have adequate UV stabilisation and are suffering premature fading and minor surface cracking. The plastic components will therefore not have the lifespan prior to replacement that they otherwise should have. Deterioration due to UV exposure is likely to result in a significant number of cracking failures of the plastic components over the next 12 months.
The hazards to consumers
What consumers should do
Consumers are advised to cease using the affected products and contact Hills Industries Limited on 1300 734 323 or via the website www.hills.com.au to organise for a replacement set of plastic components to be sent to them at Hills' expense.
Hills Industries Limited
Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale