An amusement park ride manufacturer has recalled about 85 Yo-Yo rides to repair defects involved in two accidents. The Yo-Yo ride made by Chance Rides Manufacturing Inc., based in Wichita, Kansas, has a series of metal arms extending from a rotating hub. A chair is attached to the end of each arm by a chain. The arms and chairs swing outward as the hub rotates and picks up speed.
There have been a number of incidents involving the Yo-Yo ride resulting in injuries. In May, a Yo-Yo ride collapsed at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp, Calif., injuring 23 people. In March 2006, a Yo-Yo ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, also malfunctioned. Nine people were injured, sustaining bruises and back and neck strains, according to reports from the Texas Department of Insurance.
Chance Rides Manufacturing will give ride owners and state regulators kits to help inspect and repair defective rides, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company will also offer new maintenance guidelines for the rides. The kits are intended to help owners and operators identify problems.
Source: Associated Press
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