The well-known children’s manufacturer, Fisher-Price, has recalled 65,000 of their popular infant swings. The swings can bounce, swing, vibrate and play songs. The swing is also equipped with an overhead mobile.
The recall has been issued due to a potential fire hazard. The swing’s motor can overheat causing a fire in the motor housing.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has reported that Fisher-Price has received 36 reports of the swing overheating including one account where a fire began inside the motor housing. No injuries have been reported at this time.
How to know if your swing has been recalled
The CPSC says several models of the Fisher-Price infant swing have been recalled.
You can find the model number on the underside of the motor. Recalled models include the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seats with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37 and DYH22 and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats with the model number CMR39. The previous model was sold for $160 and $175. The swings were sold at Amazon.com, Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Buy Buy Baby and more stores from November 2015-October 2017.
If your swing has been affected by the recall, Fisher-Price urges you to discontinue using the swing and to contact them for a refund.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
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Source: WPXI.com, “Fisher-Price recalling 65,000 infant motion seats”