The Bird weights 44 lbs. and the dimensions are 38″ x 20″ x 39″. This has 1 spring attached and comes in green. The Bird, Shark and Yacht are designed for use by one child under adult supervision with the Car designed for one to two children under adult supervision. These are made of Linear Low Density Polyethylene. This is a colorless, odorless, innocuous, recyclable plastic that is smooth and safe for the kids. This product should last 2 years in harsh conditions and up to 5 years in optimal conditions. Some conditions may require replacement sooner.
**Installation, Safe Use and Maintenance Instructions**
IMPORTANT: Please read for important information. In this material we have tried to provide some requirements stated in the CPSC Handbooks, ASTM F2373-11, F1487-11 and F1148-09. However, we in no way intend for this to be a complete list of requirements. Also these publications are updated frequently with changes therefore, you should read these publications yourself to determine if any part or installation could prove a danger to a child.
To help keep children safe from harm, review installation and maintenance instructions before installing equipment. These are located in the description of every product on our website. www.americanswing.com Download and print these instructions and keep in a safe place. Our website also has a “Product Testing Information” page. All products are tested for lead, phthalates and tensile strength. You can also call us at 1-800-433-2573 for more information or see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf.
Regardless of lower heat transfer properties, plastic play equipment can still become hot enough ‐‐ in extreme temperatures and direct sunlight ‐‐ to cause burns. Plastic slides are safe, tried and true, but as is the case with all playground equipment, parents and supervisors must monitor the children in their care, make certain that the equipment is appropriate for their age, and always check playground surfaces for excessive heat before allowing children to play. For more information, contact IPEMA headquarters at email@example.com or by calling 1‐717‐238‐1744.
Installation: Our parts are sold as either replacement parts or components of a set, unless you are buying our Metal Frame Set, therefore these parts need to be installed according to the sets installation instructions. If the installation instructions differ from ours please contact us at 800-433-2573.
For toddlers seat should be between 12 – 16” high. For preschooler seat should be between 14 – 28” high. The use zone should be a minimum of 6’ from the “at rest” perimeter of equipment. It may overlap in certain instances. See CPSC for more information. Determine correct footing locations and dig footings. The hole size may vary depending on local soil, weather conditions and local law. Dig footing hole – around 18” x 18” x 18” and fill with concrete. You will need to buy 12” long anchor bolts and the diameter depends on the size of the holes in plates, as these vary for each Spring Rider. Using the plate as a template set the anchor bolts in the concrete with enough clearance for the plate and nuts. Allow to set 2 – 3 days. Place base over exposed bolts and push down. Once rider base is flat, replace nuts and washers and tighten down. Base should not move when finished. After the equipment has been in use for several days, check all nuts and bolts and retighten if necessary.
Safe Use: This is for children 2 – 12 years old only. The weight limit on the Bird and Yacht is no more than 69 lbs. The weight limit on the Car and Shark is no more than 125 lbs. Adults should supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to stand on or use unsafely. Do not allow it to be used if damaged.
Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for cracks, rust, missing or loose hardware or evidence of vandalism. Make sure there are no tears in rubber boot that children could get their fingers pinched in spring. Tighten and lubricate all metallic moving parts. Replace as needed. Make sure there are no exposed footings, anchoring devices, rocks, roots, holes or any other obstacles in or around spring animals. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.