Popular Little Tikes swings recalled in the US after toddlers injured

Children's toy company Little Tikes has issued a recall for more than half a million 2-in-1 Snug 'n Secure pink swings following reports of injury in the US.

A recall notice posted on the Little Tikes website indicates that 540,000 swings are affected.

Parents should stop using the product immediately. Consumers are being asked to contact Little Tikes for a refund in the form of a credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been 140 reports of the swing breaking, and 39 reports of injuries to children.

Injuries have included abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head as well as two reports of children sustaining a broken arm.

Swings were manufactured in the US between November 2009 and December 2013. The affected model number is 615573.

The recall notice reads: "The model number 615573 is moulded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The moulded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to 10, 11, 12 or 13 [which are those included in the recall].

"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. No other date codes or other coloured swings are affected."

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A spokesperson for the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) told Essential Baby that they are "aware of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug 'n Secure Pink toddler swing.

"As a precaution, the supplier has removed the product from sale by retailers in Australia, pending confirmation whether Australian supplied products are affected. The ACCC is not aware of any injuries associated with this product in Australia."

According to the ACCC, suppliers may voluntarily recall consumer products if:

  • their use or foreseeable misuse will or may cause an injury, or
  • they do not comply with relevant mandatory standards, or
  • they are banned.

Recalls of consumer products are published on the ACCC's Product Safety Australia website.

Consumers can report safety complaints or incidents associated with consumer products to the ACCC via the website.

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