The popular children’s product manufacturing company Little Tikes recently announced a recall on 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure toddler swings. The swings are pink in color and are suspended by four yellow ropes. They feature a possible defect which can cause the swings to break, posing a fall hazard.
Thus far, Little Tikes has received approximately 140 complaints of breaking swings, 39 of which led to injuries to children. Those child injuries included bruises, cuts, abrasions, bumps, and even two broken arms.
If you own a pink Little Tikes swing, check the model number located on the back of the swing set. Affected models will have 615573 and an inner arrow of the date code stamp pointing to 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13. Affected products are thought to have been sold at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, littletikes.com, and other retailers throughout the U.S. between November 2009 and May of 2014. The cost would have been about $25.
If your swing meets this description, cease use immediately and contact Little Tikes to be issued a credit towards another product.
Product recalls are always scary because they can so easily affect our everyday lives. But when they pose a threat to children, concern tends to be even higher. Toddlers depend on adults and guardians to protect them from harm, so it can be difficult to accept a product defect that cannot be easily detected until too late. Fortunately, the manufacturing company is taking steps to prevent further injuries from occurring.
If you find yourself in the horrific event where your child has been injured by a defective product, it may be possible to hold the manufacturing company responsible. Product defect cases can be complex, especially because they involve large corporations who employ legal staff to handle such situations. If you chose to pursue legal action, you’ll want an experienced injury lawyer on your side. The staff at Jones & Swanson has experience representing victims in these types of cases, as well as positive relationships with material experts detrimental in such a legal claim.
For more information or to have your questions answered by a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, call Jones & Swanson at 770-427-5498 today.