There have been more than 100 reported incidents involving kids using Little Tikes swings. The popular swing is now being recalled by the manufacturer. The swings break and fall from their hanging positions.
Here’s the information below to know if your swing is part fo the recall. The company says it only effects pink swings.
According to ABC13:
Little Tikes says it is recalling more than 500,000 pink toddler swings because they could break and injure a child.
About 140 reports of swings breaking have come in so far, including 39 injuries to children. In two cases, children even broke an arm.
The recall involved the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swing.
Your swing is part of the recall if you find the molded inner arrow of the date code stamp points to “10,” “11,” “12,” or “13.”
Swings (when they aren’t dangerously produced) are great for kids. We use an infant swing for our baby. It really helps to soothe her! We use this one for our toddler.
Swings like the one recalled are really good for toddlers for a whole lot of reasons.
- It helps the toddler become aware of new body movements.
- Helps them use their eyes to see everything around them.
- Slower swinging relaxes the body.
- Increases awareness of motor skills.
- Strengthens the neck and core muscles.
- When they grab the rope, it strengthens their hands and grips.
I really can’t say enough about how great swings are. I know in some parenting circles, I hear parents say they don’t like them for various reasons. Or some parents think they are just a for-fun activity (nothing wrong with that even if true). I think more parents should understand how valuable swings are in general. For children who have injuries or disabilities swings can serve as increased therapy.
So swings are great. So long as they don’t break and hurt your child. So if you have the one listed in the recall, immediately stop using it. And follow the manufacturer’s recall instructions.