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|Release # 94-037
Little Tikes Company Offers Free
Seat Belt To Prevent Falls From High Back Toddler Swing
PRODUCT:"High Back Toddler Swing" Model
4309 manufactured by The Little Tikes Company and sold beginning January 1993. These
swings have no seat belt. Beginning in September 1993 seat belts were pre-installed on all
High Back Toddler Swings.
PROBLEM:Children may push up or stand in the swing and fall out of the swing. A fall could
result in serious injury. Twelve injuries that included facial cuts, bruises and a broken
elbow were reported to the company.
WHAT TO DO:Consumers should not use or install a Little Tikes High Back Toddler Swing
without a seat belt. A free seat belt can be obtained by calling Little Tikes at (800)
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
The Little Tikes Company, Hudson, OH is offering consumers a free seat belt for its
"High Back Toddler Swing," Model 4309 for children ages 9 months to 3 years.
Small children can push up or stand and fall out of the swing, which may result in serious
injury. Twelve injuries that included facial cuts, bruises and a broken elbow were
reported to the company.
The High Back Toddler Swing, Model 4309 is a plastic chair swing which comes in blue or
evergreen and has yellow ropes to attach it to a backyard swing set. The Little Tikes
label is on the T-bar across the front of the chair. High Back Toddler Swings were sold
beginning in January 1993. High Back Toddler Swings manufactured after September 1993 have
a seat belt installed on the swing.
Consumers should not use or install a High Back Toddler Swing Model 4309 which does not
have a seat belt. Consumers should call Little Tikes at (800) 868-2276 for a free seat
belt to prevent falls and injuries.
CPSC is announcing this as a part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable
risks of injury associated with consumer products.
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
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