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Little Tikes Recalls Pink Toddler Swings
The Little Tikes Company has voluntarily recalled its 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure toddler swing, which has been shown to be a fall risk, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. There have been 140 reports of cracks or breaks in the plastic seat that have led to 39 injuries, including abrasions, bruises, cuts or bumps to the head, and two broken arms. The recall, which was announced on February 23, 2017, affects approximately 540,000 toddler swings sold at Walmart, Toys “R” Us and other stores. Only the pink swings are affected.
To determine whether they own a defective swing, parents should look for the model number 615573 printed on the back of the seat, and manufacturing dates from November 2009 through December 2013. Date codes are stamped on the swing. Inner arrows pointing to 10, 11, 12 or 13 are part of the recall, as is the combination of the inner arrow pointing to 9 and the outer arrow pointing to 43.
Owners of the swings may contact Little Tikes to receive a credit toward another product. The company may be reached at 888-284-1903 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or online at www.littletikes.com.
Injuries caused by a product defect can sometimes result in a lawsuit against a manufacturer or seller. Parents whose children were injured should consult an experienced product liability attorney to determine their rights under the law.
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