Which Little Tikes Toddler Swings Have Been Recalled? Kids Have Reportedly Been Injured
They're a popular addition to many home swing sets, but if you've purchased a Little Tikes swing for your toddler, you'll want to double check its model number. Which Little Tikes toddler swings have been recalled? The company issued a recall for approximately 540,000 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings Thursday, according to CNN, after reports that children were injured after the seat cracked or broke. Of the 140 cases reported to the company, 39 resulted in injuries from children falling. And while cuts, scrapes and bumps were most common, two children also reportedly suffered broken arms. Little Tikes did not immediately respond to Romper's request for additional comment.
In the recall, which was filed with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Little Tikes calls for consumers to immediately stop using any swings that match the description listed, and to contact the company for a refund. The challenge though, is that the recall window is quite broad — the swings in question would have been sold in stores and online from November 2009 through May 2014, and have also conceivably been resold or handed down as kids have grown out of them. In other words? Any parent who has a Little Tikes swing should make sure it's actually safe to use before putting their child in it.
The recalled swings are specifically the pink model, which have pink T-shaped restraints in front and are suspended by yellow ropes. All of the recalled swings will have the model number 615573 molded on the back of the swing seat, along with a circular manufacturing date code with two arrows pointing to different numbers. According to the recall notice, any seats where the inner arrow points to either 10, 11, 12 or 13 is included in the recall, along with any swings where the inner arrow points to 9 and the outer arrow points to any number 43 or higher. The recall notice on the Little Tikes website said:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swings and contact Little Tikes for a refund in the form of a credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product.
All refunds will be issued by Little Tikes directly, in the form of a product credit for another Little Tikes item. Anyone with further questions about the recall can contact the company via its website, www.littletikes.com, or by phone at 1–855-284-1903 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.