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Little Tikes recalls toddler swings after reports of injuries

Little Tikes Recalls 540000 Swings After Dozens Of Kids Are Injured

The recall by the Ohio-based company affects buyers of the "Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug 'n Secure Pink Swing", a swing with a plastic seat suspended from four ropes. The company has received about 140 reports of breaking swings, and 39 injuries. The injuries include abrasions, bruises, cuts, and bumps to the head, according to the commission, as well as two reports of broken arms. The swings were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and the Little Tikes website, along with other nationwide retailers, for approximately $25. Swings affected in the recall were sold in the United States between November 2009 and May 2014 and have the model number 615573 engraved on the back of the seat along with the manufacturing date code.

If the arrow on the code stamp points to 10, 11, 12 or 13, it is part of the recall and should no longer be used. The recall notice explains that the plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. No other date codes or other colored swings are affected, the CPSC said.

Customers can fill out a refund request form online HERE or can call Little Tikes at 855-284-1903 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parents should stop using the swing immediately and contact the company to receive a credit toward another Little Tikes product.