August 23, 2000Fisher-Price Recalls Lift 'n
Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts) -
Fisher-Price said today it is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million Lift 'n Lock Swings
because children can maneuver out of the restraints and fall out of the swings, resulting
in serious injuries.
Fisher-Price has received 110 reports of children falling out of the swings, and 38
children suffered injuries. Eight children suffered serious injuries, including a
fractured skull, leg, arm and two collarbones; two concussions; and stitches to the
forehead. Thirty children received minor injuries including bumps, bruises and scrapes.
The Lift & Lock Swings have red or purple plastic seats, yellow "T"- shaped
restraint shields that hold children in the swing, and blue ropes.
"Fisher-Price(r)" is written on the front of the restraint shield. The swings
have model numbers 2092, 75960, 75970, 75973 or 75980 molded into the back part of the
seat. Mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount department stores sold these swings
from January 1991 through August 2000 for about $19.
Consumers should stop using the swings immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free
repair kit with a supplemental waist and crotch restraint belt.
For more information consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 343-1502
anytime. The product remedy is available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can
visit the Fisher-Price website here
for more information.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 23, 2000.
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