Does your child or toddler love to play on swings? If so, you may want to double check that it is not manufactured by Little Tikes™. While this is a normally safe activity, parents should be aware of a very large recall of children’s swings from Little Tikes™.
The company has recently issued a recall of approximately 540,000 units of their “2-in-1 Snug ’n Secure” pink toddler swings. The company has received over 100 consumer reports of the swing seats breaking. Of these incidents, 39 injuries to children have been reported so far. These injuries include mostly abrasions, cuts, bruises, and bumps to the head. However, hard falls from this defective swing have also caused 2 children to sustain a broken arm. The company attributes these injuries to a defective plastic seat that is susceptible to cracking or breaking, posing a serious falling hazard.
The swings have a pink “T-shaped” restraint in front with a Little Tikes™ logo. The defective units have the model number 615573 molded on the back of the swing seat, along with the manufacturing date code. Per the Consumer Products Safety Commission, swings with manufacturing code numbers 10, 11, 12, or 13 are included in the recall. Swings with the manufacturing date code “9” that also have a molded “43” or higher are also included in this recall.
Little Tikes™ asks that consumers immediately stop using recalled units. The company is offering credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes™ product as refund. These swings were sold in Walmarts, Toys “R” Us, and many other retailers across the country from November 2009 through May 2014.
If your toddler is a swing enthusiast, be sure to make sure they are not swinging in the Little Tikes™ Snug ‘n Secure. In the unfortunate event that your child is injured due to this defective product be sure to contact the offices of Heintz & Becker at (941) 748-2916 or online at HeintzLaw.com.