Little Tikes Toddler Swing Recall
The Ohio-based Little Tikes company is recalling 540,000 toddler swings after receiving 140 reports of a defect in the product which has caused injuries. Apparently the seat can crack or break while a child is swinging. This has led to injuries to 39 children and in two cases the child suffered a broken arm.
This is the description of the recalled products from the CPSC:
This recall involves Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes. The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to “10”, “11”, “12” or “13”, it is included in the recall. In addition, swings with a date code stamp of “9” on the INNER arrow combined with “43” or higher number stamped on the OUTER are included in this recall. No other date codes or other colored swings are affected."
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising consumers to immediately stop using the product and contact Little Tikes about a refund in the form of a credit to be used toward the purchase of another product.
You can call the company toll-free at 1-855-284-1903 from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday or contact them online at LittleTikes.com. Click on product recalls under the "at your service" menu at the bottom of their webpage for more information.
(The video below was produced prior to the recall.)