Little Tikes Recalls 540,000 Swings After Dozens Of Kids Are Injured

The company says the plastic in the toddler swings poses a fall hazard.
02/24/2017 07:19am ET | Updated February 26, 2017

Little Tikes announced Thursday that the company is voluntarily recalling about 540,000 toddler swings after multiple injury reports.

The toy manufacturer is recalling Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings because the plastic can break and crack, which poses a fall hazard, according to an official report published on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. The seat is designed for children aged 9 months to 4 years. It has a weight limit of up to 50 pounds.

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The company decided to voluntarily recall the product after multiple injuries were reported.

Customers who own this particular Little Tikes swing should check their product for model number 615573 molded on the back of the equipment’s seat. The company also said customers should check the product’s manufacture date code on the back of the seat.

“The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to ‘10’, ‘11’, ‘12’ or ‘13’ ... 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,” Little Tikes said. The affected models were on sale from November 2009 and May 2014.

The company received roughly 140 injury complaints due to the swing breaking, two of which involved broken arms. Thirty-nine reports had to do with children getting bruises and cuts and bumps to the head.

Customers who believe they own a swing included in the recall should stop using the product and contact the company for a refund.