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April 12, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Hedstrom Corp., a unit of leveraged buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc., filed for Bankruptcy Court protection after slumping sales and mounting debts left the maker of children's outdoor toys struggling to survive. Hedstrom, best-known as a maker of swing sets and slides, listed $399 million in assets and $337 million in debts in its Chapter 11 petition filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.
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April 12, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Hedstrom Corp., a unit of leveraged buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc., filed for Bankruptcy Court protection after slumping sales and mounting debts left the maker of children's outdoor toys struggling to survive. Hedstrom, best-known as a maker of swing sets and slides, listed $399 million in assets and $337 million in debts in its Chapter 11 petition filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.
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April 26, 1988 | Associated Press
The manufacturer of wooden baby swings that could collapse is offering free replacements, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday. Involved are more than 6,000 swings sold under the Sears and Hedstrom brand names that were manufactured by Hedstrom Corp. of Bedford, Pa., between April and December, 1987, the commission said. Consumers can return the swing to the place of purchase for replacement.
REAL ESTATE
July 19, 1998 | FRAN J. DONEGAN, FROM TODAY'S HOMEOWNER
If you think a backyard play set is just for your kids, think again. Besides providing children with a steady supply of fun and exercise, play sets keep them within view, so you know where they are and what they're doing, even when you're not there swinging with them. When it comes to safety, current models are also a giant step beyond yesterday's rickety contraptions. And they're far better looking than the metal ones you might remember from your youth.
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