Little Tikes™, an American manufacturer of children’s toys, is announcing a recall of 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink toddler swings after reports that its plastic seat may crack or break during use. If the toddler swing’s seat breaks during use, the unsuspecting child is at risk of falling.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings feature a pink T-shaped restraint at its front with a Little Tikes emblem and four yellow ropes used for suspension. The back of the swing seat should have its model number and manufacturing date code stamp inscribed. The recalled toddler swings should have the model number 615573 and a date code stamp pointing to either “10”, “11”, “12”, or 13”. Date code stamps of “9” on the INNER arrow combined with “43” or a higher number stamped on the OUTER are also affected by this toddler swing recall.
Before the toddler swing recall was announced, CPSC and Little Tikes learned of 140 incidents where the swing broke, resulting in 39 minor injuries to children. Two of the 39 injuries caused children to break their arm. The recalled toddler swings were manufactured in the U.S.
From November 2009 through May 2014, the recalled toddler swings were sold for about $25 by retailers including Walmart, Toys-R-Us and other retailers, as well as online at www.LittleTikes.com.
The recalled toddler swings should be taken out of use until the consumer has contacted Little Tikes for a refund in the form of credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product.
For more information on the toddler swing recall, contact Little Tikes toll-free at 855-284-1903 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.littletikes.com and click on Product Recalls under the At Your Service menu.