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. Due to the thermo dynamics and lower heat transfer properties of plastics, plastic slides are preferred over metal slides for play equipment. Although plastic slides may become as hot as metal, they insulate better and don’t transfer the heat as quickly. Because of these properties, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends plastic slides and plastic surfaces over bare metal. 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. WARNING: Instruct children to never run up the slide and to slide down feet first. Tell children to make sure the bottom of the slide is unobstructed before going down the slide. Do not use slide when wet. Do not use equipment until fully assembled. Consider proper drainage and place slide in shaded area or located out of direct sun. Slides exposed to intense sun can burn. No span of the sliding surface should have a slope that exceeds .577 degrees. Handrails or other means of hand support should be installed at the slide chute entrance to make it easy for children to go from standing to sitting. There should be guard rails to transit the child into the slide chute. The transition platform should be as wide as or wider than the slide entrance. Place all scoop slide sections upside down on a flat surface. Install the alignment plugs on all sections in between the slide pieces. Starting from the Top section, insert four bolts through the Top and first Insert section, and tighten all four bolts evenly. (It is recommended that thread locker is used on all bolts to ensure the connections do not loosen up over time.) Repeat across all of the inserts. Recheck all of the connections and tighten if needed. When you are ready to join the bottom piece, you will need to raise the two pieces for proper alignment. This can be accomplished with a wood block, raising the slide approximately 4 to 5 inches. Once all of the connections have been completed, recheck all of the connections and tighten if needed. Turn the slide over and lift into place. (Use proper lifting techniques to avoid injury. A second person might be required, depending on length and height of the slide.) There are four predrilled holes in the Top section to fasten the slide to the platform. This connection can be accomplished with lag bolts or through bolts (not included). It is recommended to predrill the holes to avoid splitting the wood of the platform. Depending on the length of the slide you will need to install support brackets. For a 5’ platform, put support on the first and third insert pieces from the bottom. For an 8’ platform put supports on the first, third and the fifth from the bottom. Re-tighten the bolts, and adjust the brackets to firmly place them against the ground. The ground should be packed and level to avoid sinking. Anchor the supports to the ground. (Anchors not included) Recheck all connections and tighten if needed. Fill any small gaps in the slide with silicone sealant and let dry before use. This will prevent any gaps in which clothing or fingers could get caught. Safe Use: This is for children 2 - 12 years old only. 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. Instruct children to never run up the slide and to slide down feet first. Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for cracks in plastic, paying particular attention to the top of slide where attached to platform. Check for rusty screws, missing or loose hardware or evidence of vandalism. Check for cracks in wood or splinters. Replace parts as necessary. Make sure there are no exposed footings, anchoring devices, rocks, roots, holes or any other obstacles in or around the slide. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment. Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties. Colors: Blue, Green, Light Green, Orange, Red, and Yellow
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