Three Swing-N-Slide® Products Earn “Best Buy” Recognition

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Consumers Digest distinguishes Swing-N-Slide Winchester, Glenwood and Classic Playhouse as Best Buys in Backyard Play

Swing-N-Slide Classic Playhouse - a Best Buy Winner in Backyard Play

We at Swing-N-Slide work hard every day to bring great products into the marketplace. We take great pride in receiving this recognition regarding our products. We strive to continue to create safe, innovative and affordable products for backyards.

Three products from Swing-N-Slide, a leading manufacturer of premium, residential play sets and outdoor play accessories, have received the recognition as a Best Buy in Backyard Playsets and Playhouses. The March/April 2013 issue of Consumers Digest recognizes 2 playsets, The Glenwood and The Winchester, as well as the Classic Playhouse, for their value and quality in the backyard play market.

The Winchester
The Winchester Playset, a wood complete set, is recognized for 3 play decks and an easy-to-assemble design. Features such as pre-drilled boards and the proprietary Rapid-Loc bracket system contribute to the easy-to-assemble aspect of this Best Buy playset. In addition, Consumers Digest notes the Winchester also includes a wood roof covered fort providing value for the price.

The Glenwood
The Glenwood earns the Economy Selection Best Buy in Playsets for being a wood complete kit with a deck at an economy level price. Consumers Digest also notes that the magnetic chalkboard adds to the value of this set. The Glenwood is sold in various configurations, with or without slide for customization.

Classic Playhouse
Consumers Digest also awards the Classic Playhouse by Swing-N-Slide with their Economy Selection Best Buy in Playhouses. Praised for the wood framing, dormer windows, functional flower boxes and full size operating door, no other playhouse in the play market offers such features at its price level. Consumers Digest also described the playhouse as light weight and easily transportable. The Classic Playhouse offers owners a beautiful outdoor playhouse that is easy to move around compared to other wooden playhouses that may weigh upwards of 1000 pounds.

The article that accompanies Consumers Digest’s recommendations titled “Swing Shift: Backyard Playsets Evolve” details the importance of safety in backyard play, a feature to which Swing-N-Slide diligently complies. Testing all play sets and accessories to ASTM standards has been a cornerstone of development and innovation at Swing-N-Slide for years. David Biancofiore, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Swing-N-Slide added, "We at Swing-N-Slide work hard every day to bring great products into the marketplace. We take great pride in receiving this recognition regarding our products. We strive to continue to create safe, innovative and affordable products for backyards." To find these Best Buy Playsets and the full assortment of safety tested products, visit for retailers.

About Swing-N-Slide,
Swing-N-Slide, PlayCore’s consumer products division, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of residential backyard playground equipment and related accessories. Swing-N-Slide designs, manufactures and distributes play sets to home centers, hardware stores and play set retailers across the nation. Safety and quality have been the cornerstone of Swing-N-Slide’s vision to provide children and their families with a safer play environment. For more information visit

About PlayCore:
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands – GameTime, UltraSite, UltraShelter, UltraPlay, GT Grandstands, Snug, Play and Park Structures, TotTurf, Everlast Climbing, and Swing-N-Slide. PlayCore combines best-in-class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of each community served. PlayCore's corporate headquarters is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More information is available about PlayCore, Inc. at

About Consumers Digest
Consumers Digest, an independent consumer oriented publication, identifies and evaluates products that are available to consumers in the United States in a particular category. Through an in depth evaluation process, Consumers Digest then picks its “Best Buy” selections and groups them according to their price range. Founded in 1960, Consumers Digest can be found online at and at newsstands throughout the United States.

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