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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 1995

Release # 95-121
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall of 1-2-3 Swing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Playskool, of Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling 123,000 1-2-3 Swings. Although most consumers have not had a problem with the 1-2-3- Swing, 50 consumers have reported that children have fallen out of the swing, resulting in injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to a broken nose.

The swings can convert to three styles: infant swing, chair swing, and seat swing. As an infant swing, the restraint shield on the front of the swing may appear to be locked in place when it is not. As a result, children can sustain injuries by falling from the swing.

CPSC Chairman Ann Brown said, "I commend Playskool for bringing this issue to CPSC's attention and working voluntarily with CPSC to recall the swings quickly."

The 1-2-3 Swing is made of plastic with a blue seat, yellow chair back, red T-shaped restraint, green trim, and yellow ropes. It is packaged in a blue cardboard box, which reads in part, "PLAYSKOOL 1-2-3 Swing ... Toddler... Preschool ... Infant ... 6 mos. - 8 yrs. ... 1 Infant Swing ... 2 Chair Swing ... 3 Seat Swing.." The swing was sold nationwide between March and May 1995 through wholesale and retail outlets for about $25.00.

Consumers who own a 1-2-3 Swing should stop using the swing immediately and return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call Playskool toll-free at (800) PLAYSKL (752-9755) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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