Recall Date: February 23, 2017
Recall Number: 17-096
WASHINGTON, D.C. –In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Little Tikes Company, of Hudson, Ohio, is implementing a correction action plan involving approximately 540,000 units of the “2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure” pink swings manufactured during the time period of November 2009 and December 2013.
Model #: 615573
Units: About 540,000
Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: The plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received about 140 reports of the swing breaking, including 39 injuries to children including abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. Two of the reported injuries included children with a broken arm.
Description: This recall involves Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes. The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to “10”, “11”, “12” or “13”, it is 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 colored swings are affected.
Remedy: 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.
Sold By: Walmart, Toys “R” Us and other stores nationwide and online at www.littletikes.com and other websites from November 2009 through May 2014 for about $25.
Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio
Manufactured in: United States
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes at www.littletikes.com, or for those without internet access phone: 1 – 855-284-1903 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
If the molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp on your product is pointing to “09”, “10”, “11”, “12”, or “13”, your product may be included in the recall.
What is the nature of this corrective action plan?
Little Tikes has identified reports that the plastic seat of certain units of the Swing have cracked or broken. This could result in an injury, depending on the location of the crack or break.
Are there any other 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swings affected by this corrective action plan?
No. The scope of the plan pertains only to PINK swing units manufactured between November 2009 and December 2013. This plan does not affect any other color of the 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swing.
What are the risks associated with this hazard?
It is possible that if the swing is cracked, or cracks while in use, a fall or injury could occur.
My child uses this swing regularly, should I be concerned?
If you have a swing that is within the corrective action plan time period, you should immediately remove the swing from use. If your swing is not within the time period of November 2009 through December 2013, there should be no concern if the product is used as directed.
How do I know if my swing is part of this corrective action plan?
The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat as well. If the molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp on your product is pointing to “09”, “10”, “11”, “12” or “13”, your product may be included in this plan.
What do I do with the product?
If you have not already done so, discontinue use, fill out the form below, and submit the required information for your claim. You will be provided further directions.
How are you alerting consumers?
Will I be reimbursed for my purchase?
If you have a swing that is within the date code range of the corrective action plan, you will be provided with a redemption voucher in the amount of $24.99. The voucher can be redeemed locally at a retailer that carries Little Tikes products towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product.
When will I receive my redemption voucher?
Your redemption voucher will arrive within 4-6 weeks after you have provided the required documents for processing.
What if I don’t receive my voucher?
Contact Little Tikes at www.littletikes.com or call Little Tikes at 1-855-284-1903 and be sure that you reference the activity number you were provided when you filed your initial claim.
Where was this product sold?
Various websites such as littletikes.com, amazon.com, juvenile product stores, as well as mass merchants including Walmart and Toys R Us.
Should I return this product to the retail store I purchased it from?
No. Since the product involved in this corrective action plan predates December 2013, you should not return your swing to the retail store. Little Tikes will be processing all claims directly.
What was unique to swings produced at that time that may have caused the concern?
This situation is isolated to the material formulation used from the manufacturing process period of November 2009 – December 2013 of only the pink swings.
I had the swing but disposed of it a few years ago.
We are sorry, but Little Tikes can only assist consumers who still have the swing in their procession to verify the date code stamp.