Sears Canada Issues Safety Notice for the Clubhouse Swing Set by Little Tikes(TM)

    TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. has been advised by Little
Tikes(TM) that it is voluntarily issuing a safety notice regarding the
Clubhouse Swing Set by Little Tikes(TM). These were sold through the Sears
Canada catalogue and online at It has been discovered that the
directions for assembly of the blue swing seat portion of the swing set may
not have been included in all of the products. Connections at the swing
harness ends are not closed until final assembly by the consumers. Failure to
perform this step can pose injury to children.
    The swing set features a climbing wall, rope ladder, slide, and two
swings. The seat portion of the affected product is blue.
    The affected swing set was sold through the Sears Canada catalogue and
online at, between October 28, 2008 and December 15, 2008. The
regular selling price was $449.99. The model number is 400V or 612398, and is
located on the underside of the main platform of the product. The
corresponding Sears item number is 65654 and can be found on your sales
    Neither Sears Canada nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents
or injuries relating to the use of this product.
    In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada advises customers who
own an affected product to immediately stop children from using it. Customers
are asked to contact Little Tikes customer service at 1-800-321-0183, Monday
through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday between 9:00 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to obtain product assembly instructions.
    Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its retail stores to advise
customers of this safety notice. Sears Canada is bringing this matter to your
attention in the interest of consumer safety and apologizes for any
inconvenience this may cause you.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate
stores, 193 dealer stores, 41 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at

For further information:

For further information: Michelle Lennard, Sears Corporate
Communications, (416) 941-4428,

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