Our 3/8″ x 3″ S-hook is a standard product designed specifically to work with our uncoated chains. This commercial quality S-hook is expertly crafted to fasten chain to swing hangers and swing seats, effectively preventing binding. Additionally, this S-hook is zinc plated, which enhances its ability to resist rust. It’s important to note that S-hooks bought from non-playground manufacturers may contain imperfections and may not be strong enough to endure playground conditions.
Our product boasts an estimated lifespan of up to 5 years in optimal conditions and 2 years in harsh conditions, although certain factors may necessitate replacement sooner. With a tensile strength of 1543 lbs, it’s a reliable and durable option for any playground. Whether for commercial or residential use, our S-hook is an essential component for your swing set to ensure safety and durability.
This is for children 0 – 12 years old only. Adults should supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to use unsafely. Do not allow it to be used if damaged.
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. 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 1-800-227-7529 for more information or see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf.
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 800-227-7529.
Make sure you are using correct size of S-hook. Closing S-hook should not crimp material producing a wear spot on whatever material you are attaching to S-hook. If this occurs, use a larger S-hook to extend life of product. Because S-hooks are often constructed of heavy-duty materials that can withstand significant weight, they are not easy to close. A pair of pliers designed for closing and opening S-hooks, such as our T100 is necessary. To close S-hooks: Put the S-hook in the front part of the large jaws and close the pliers’ legs and the S-hook will close. Make sure all S-hooks are closed to within .04 to meet ASTM safety standards. Close according to Fig A1.19 for Fastening Devices. To open S-hooks: Use the little jaws at the other end of the pliers’ head. Put the top or outer jaw inside of the closed S-hook. Close the pliers’ legs and the S-hook should open. WARNING: Once the S-hooks have been opened they will have to be replaced to avoid injuries from coming open and/or breaking.
Maintenance: Do the following to reduce the chance of serious injuries. At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for sharp edges and/or cracks in metal. Check for excessive wear. Replace parts as necessary for safety. Make sure S-hooks are closed to within .04 to meet ASTM safety standards. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.