(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
|Release # 94-012
Graco Announces Carrier Swing Seat
Retrofit to Prevent Falls From Infant Swings
PRODUCT: Graco Carrier Swings and Convert-a-Cradle
Swings manufactured between November 1991 and October 1992. The swings have detachable
carrier seats with a three-position handle to control the recline position.
PROBLEM: In the fully reclined position, infants can push themselves up and over the back
of the seat, resulting in falls, loss of consciousness, or restricted breathing.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should call 1-800-217-7822 for a free retrofit kit. Consumers should
NOT use the fully recline position of the carrier seat while it is attached to the swing.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Graco Children's Products, Inc., Elverson, PA, is voluntarily announcing a retrofit
program for certain Graco Carrier Swings and Convert-a-Cradle Swings. In the fully
reclined position, infants have pushed themselves up and over the back of the seat. Five
infants have fallen backward out of the swing onto the floor, and one was found
unconscious suspended upside down. No permanent injuries resulted.
To protect children from falls from the swings and possible injury, Graco is offering a
free, easily installed attachment that will disable the fully recline position.
Approximately 208,000 Carrier Swings and Convert-a-Cradle Swings were produced between
November 1991 and October 1992 and distributed nationwide. The swings have detachable
carrier seats with a three-position handle to control the recline position and retailed
for approximately $60 or $100 each. Graco Carrier Swings and Convert-a-Cradle Swings with
carrier seats having only two positions do not need a retrofit.
All owners of Graco brand swings with detachable infant carriers should immediately check
to see if the carrier seat handle adjusts to three positions. If the handle has three
positions, call Graco at 1-800-217-7822 for a free retrofit kit and installation
instructions. DO NOT USE the fully reclined position while the seat is attached to the
swing. Consumers may also write to: Graco Children's Products, Inc., P.O. Box 100,
Elverson, PA 19520.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.