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IKEA recalls children’s swing due to fall hazard

Recall IKEA child swing1 317x210 IKEA recalls children’s swing due to fall hazardThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with IKEA North America Services LLC, announced on Tuesday that more than 2,000 GUNGGUNG child’s swings, sold in IKEA stores nationwide and online have been recalled. The hazard associated with this product involves the swing’s suspension fittings breaking, causing a child to fall from the swing, which can lead to serious injury.

The IKEA GUNGGUNG Swing is intended for children between the ages of 3 and 7, and is built for both indoor and outdoor use. The swing is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting, which is attached to steel hooks. The suspension strap, including the sling seat, measures 17 feet in length, while the width of the seat is 0.8 feet. A permanent label on one suspension strap shows information related to the swing such as the age recommendation, IKEA’s logo, “Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden,” the GUNGGUNG article number (302.439.74), the supplier number (17915), and “Made in Vietnam.”

IKEA’s GUNGGUNG swings were sold within the U.S. and online at ikea-usa.com from July 2014 to August 2014 for $20 per swing. IKEA has received four incident reports related to the swings, one in Germany, two in Austria, and one in Canada. In each case, the suspension fittings have broken in use. One of the incidents reported resulted in a child sustaining a leg fracture. So far, no incidents have been reported in the U.S.

IKEA customers who purchased the swing are instructed to immediately take down the swing in order to prevent future injuries. The swing can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund, and no proof of purchase is required.

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CPSC
IKEA