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About 3,500 indoor play gyms at McDonald’s restaurants, YMCAs and more affected by recall

CPSC has received reports of Sky Wheels detaching and hurting children

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A sideview of a child playing on a Sky Wheel.

Sky Wheels, which can be part of large indoor soft-contained play systems at restaurants and gyms, are under a recall alert following reports of the wheels detaching from the rail and hurting children while they’re playing, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

About 3,500 are under recall and should be inspected at no charge by the manufacturer, Soft Play of North Carolina. The Sky Wheel consists of a metal wheel that’s 14 inches in diameter with four spokes and is connected to the play set by an overhead bar.

The Sky Wheels were sold to McDonalds, YMCA, Lifetime Fitness, Burger King, Crunch Fitness, LTF Club Organizations and other fitness and recreational play centers from June 2009 to July 2022. They sold for about $624.

Businesses with the wheels have been instructed to tell families that children shouldn’t use the Sky Wheels until the equipment has been inspected.

Businesses should contact Soft Play at 800-782-7529 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at

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