The shackle pendulum with a 1/2″ opening is an affordable and convenient alternative to using an S-hook for attaching chains to swing hangers. It features a .51 ID oil light bearing and axle bolt with a lock tight nut and can accept a 12mm bolt. The bearing ID measures 13.1mm +/-0.05. Please note that the nut and bolt are not included. The bolt pin has a tamper-resistant head, which requires a special allen wrench with a hole to open and close. It can be used with any ductile iron or stamped steel hanger. With a tensile strength of 8300 lbs, this product should last up to 5 years in optimal conditions and up to 2 years in harsh conditions, although 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.
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.
Take the bolt out of swing hanger to replace old pendulum with this new one. Make sure that when you place bolt back through bushing in pendulum that the nut is reattached snugly. After tightening, the threads should not be showing more than two threads past the nut. Open bolt on bottom of shackle pendulum using an A5750 wrench. Reattach chain to bolt. Retighten bolt to shackle pendulum using the A5750 wrench.
Safe Use: 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.
Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for sharp edges and/or cracks in hanger, paying particular attention to surface around bolt holes. Check to see if oil lite bearing in swing hanger pendulum is worn or cracking. When worn or cracked, replace pendulum. Check for vandalism. Replace parts if necessary. Check to make sure lock nuts are tight. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.