WASHINGTON, D.C.– In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Little Tikes Company, of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 250,000 "2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure" swings. The buckles on the swing can break and the shoulder restraint straps can pull out of the back of the seat, causing young children to fall.
CPSC and Little Tikes have received 14 reports of problems with the swings. Five injuries to children included abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head.
The swings are made of molded plastic and have a blue seat with a red T-shaped restraint front. The model number 4117-00 is molded underneath the seat. The "little tikes" logo is written on the T-shaped restraint bar on the front of the swing. The swings were sold for children ages 9-months through 4–years old. The swing is suspended with four yellow ropes. Only swings with blue or white buckles are included in this recall.
Juvenile product and toy stores nationwide sold the swings from December 2000 through September 2001 for about $20.
Consumers with swing containing the blue or white buckles should stop using the swings immediately and contact Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 to receive a repair kit.
The Pink 2-in-1 Snug ‘N Secure Swing introduced in 2009 is not affected by the recall. The Blue 2-in-1 Snug ‘N Secure Swing with the black buckle is not affected by the recall.