June 3, 1996
Release # 96-138
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Little Tikes Announce Cozy Highback
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Little Tikes Company of Hudson, Ohio,
is voluntarily recalling approximately 245,000 Cozy Highback Swings, model no. 4637. The
swing may tip forward and possibly flip over while a child is swinging in it.
Little Tikes has received 55 reports of the swing tipping forward. No serious injuries
have been reported.
The Cozy Highback Swing is a bright blue plastic swing sold for children ages nine months
to three years. The swing, measuring 13 inches wide, 12 inches long, and 14 inches high,
has a Little Tikes logo molded into the stationary front cross bar. It does not have an
adjustable T-bar closure. The swing hangs by four yellow, weather-resistant ropes.
Toy stores, department stores, and discount stores sold the swing nationwide from January
1996 through April 1996 for about $15 to $18.
Consumers should stop using the swing and call Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 to exchange
it for a different model swing, or comparable Little Tikes product. Consumers may also
write to Little Tikes at 2180 Barlow Road, Hudson, OH 44236.
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