The well-known children’s manufacturer has recalled over 500,000 of their toddler swings due to a potential fall hazard. The recall involves the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ’n Secure pink toddler swings. The plastic the swing is made of can crack after time causing a potential fall hazard. There have been 140 reports of the swing breaking so far. Of that 140, 39 included injuries to children such as abrasions, bruises cuts and bumps to the head. Two children suffered broken arms because of the defective swing.
How to know if your swing has been recalled
The Little Tikes swing is pink in color and is suspended by four yellow ropes. It also has a pink t-shaped restraint in the front with the Little Tikes logo. Parent should look for the model number on the back of the swing. The affected model number is 615573 with a date code of 10, 11, 12 or 13. If your swing is affected by the recall, immediately stop using the swing and contact Little Tikes for a refund. Refunds issued can be used for the purchase of another Little Tikes product.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.