Children’s Safety: Injury Complaints Lead to Recall Of Little Tikes Swing
Little Tikes toy company announced the voluntary recall of around 540,000 of a specific toddler swing model after it received reports of multiple injuries among children. The 2-in-1 Snug N Secure pink swings for toddlers were among those affected by the recall.
The Little Tikes notice of recall indicated that the plastic seat of the swing is prone to cracking or breaking. Children who played with the swings have experienced hazardous falls.
The defective swings are colored pink, with a frontal T-shaped restraint, according to Scary Mommy. The logo of the Little Tikes can be found in front of the swing. Four ropes in yellow colors keep the swing suspended in the air.
Consumers are urged to stop using the swings with model number 615573. The swings with date code stamps 10, 11, 12 and 13 at the back of the swing seat are part of the recall, also included are those with the number "9" inner date code stamp along with the number "43" up stamped on the outer side.
A total of 140 complaints were received by Little Tikes due to the defective swings, as per CNN. This led to 39 injuries from simple bruises and abrasions, to head bumps. Other reports indicated that some of the children suffered from broken arms.
Consumers who acquired Little Tikes swings as a gift, or from other sources such as a garage sale are urged to check the swing for defects, according to Huffington Post. The recalled swing was sold at various toy stores like Walmart, Toys "R" Us and even online through the Little Tikes site between 2009 and 2014.
A report published on the website of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission indicated that the swing has an up to 50 pounds weight limit and is ideal for children between nine months to four years old. The company announced it will give a refund to consumers who would return the products included in the recall.