Swinging on a swing set is a childhood memory that every child deserves to have. It is not only a fun activity, but it also helps in the development of special needs children. Studies have shown that learning while swinging can improve retention and reduce anxiety, leading to improved behavior and focus. Swinging has also been found to aid in improved eye contact, response, and speech skills, making it an essential part of sensory integration therapy.
The A1300 swing is designed to cater to physically challenged children, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy swinging. The swing is made of durable rotational molded plastic, with stainless steel hardware that is rust-resistant. The attachment points are reinforced to prevent breakage, and the swing frame height is not required when ordering.
The newly designed A1300 accessible swing seat offers exceptional strength and meets ADA Standards, as well as CPSC and ASTM Standards. The new design offers added support, wider sides, larger armrests, and larger footrests. The swing’s adjustable chains allow for multiple reclining positions, ensuring added comfort and support.
The swing’s design includes a yoke and a unique locking system that meets ASTM and CPSC head entrapment standards. An optional removable harness is available for purchase for added support, but it should not be left on an unattended swing as it can cause a strangulation hazard.
Playing on swings helps develop relationships and improves communication, interactions with others, and imagination. It is an activity that helps special needs children develop socialization skills and promotes healthy interaction with their peers. The A1300 swing, with its partially reclined, body-embracing design and overhead yoke system, offers special needs children a fun, safe, and comfortable ride.
**Installation, Safety, and Maintenance Instructions**
Please read and follow the precautions and instructions prior to installing, using, or maintaining the playground equipment. You can also call us at 1-800-433-2573 for more information, or go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf.
Although plastic may become as hot as metal, plastic has better insulation properties and does not transfer heat as quickly. This is due to the thermodynamic and lower heat transfer properties of plastic, making it the preferred choice for playground equipment over metal. The Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC recommends plastic slides and surfaces in lieu of bare metal. In extreme temperatures and direct sunlight, plastic can still become hot enough to cause burns. For safety, parents and guardians alike must be present while the children are using the equipment at all times. Check playground surfaces and equipment for excessive heat prior to use. For more information, contact IPEMA headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-717-238-1744.
Installation: Verify that the warning label is visible prior to installation. Additional warning labels are available for purchase, and information for these warning labels are included with your packing list. The seat is to be 18” off the ground to meet ASTM standards. Each seat comes installed with a V-chain 6’ long and an additional top chain 15” long for an 8’ frame height. For different frame heights, the top chain may be replaced with a longer chain. Please see chart below for more details. A tamper-proof stainless steel shackle A5705 and special wrench A5750 are included and can be relocated on the chain for adjustment of the reclining position of the seat. As per ASTM standards, the hangers must be spaced 30” from the end of the swing frame, and 24” apart for each swing on the frame. If you are not using shackle pendulum swing hangers, you will need to order two 2 S-hooks or two 2 additional A5725 shackles to attach the swing chain to the hanger.
Chain that is needed but must be ordered separately:
|Frame Height||Chain Length||Amount of Chains required|
WARNING: Once an S-hook has been installed, they cannot be reopened/reused, and they will require replacement to avoid equipment failure and possible injury. S-hooks need to be closed within .04 to meet ASTM Safety Standards. This can be accomplished with our S-Hook Channel Lock Pliers A8000 or a regular pair of channel locks.
Safety: This seat is designed for use by children ages 5 to 12 only. The seat is to be used by one child at a time with a weight limit of 125lbs. Do not allow children to stand on the seat. Adult supervision is required at all times. Inspect the swing for proper installation and signs of damage/wear prior to use. If signs of vandalism or excessive wear is found, do not use the swing. Do not adjust the seat reclining position when in use. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-433-2573. As always, if there are any questions or concerns regarding the use of this swing for a particular individual, contact their doctor for more information.
Maintenance: A monthly inspection/maintenance schedule is suggested to minimize the chance of injury. Check for cracks, rust, sharp edges, open S-hooks or shackles, worn harness straps, chains and eyebolts. Replace any worn, damaged or vandalized parts as needed. Check for exposed footings, anchoring devices, rocks, roots, holes and any other obstacles in or around the playground equipment. In high traffic areas, inspections should be performed more frequently. Cleaning the swing can be accomplished with mild soap and water. If you have multiple swings and wear is found on one swing, it is recommended to replace the worn parts on all swings that were purchased at the same time. Remove the swings from the playground when temperatures are below 0°F or above 100°F. To replace the V-chain, a 6’ length of chain is required. To replace the top piece of chain, a 15” piece of chain is required for an 8’ frame height. Please reference the previous chart for length of chain for different frame heights. A detailed record for all inspections and maintenance of the playground equipment is suggested to reduce the risk of injury.
Any damage due to vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.
Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. All swings come with a Yellow Yoke.