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IKEA Recalls Children’s Swing Due To Fall Hazard

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Recall Date: September 16, 2014

Recall Number: 14-276

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: GUNGGUNG child’s swing

Hazard: The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,000 in the United States and 300 in Canada

Description: This recall involves IKEA GUNGGUNG Swing. GUNGGUNG is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks. The full length of the suspension strap, including the sling seat, is 17 feet and the width of the seat is 0.8 feet. A permanent label is attached to one of the suspension straps, showing age recommendation (3-7), IKEA logo, Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden, GUNGGUNG article number 302.439.74, supplier number 17915 and Made in Vietnam.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports worldwide including one in Germany, two in Austria and one in Canada of the suspension fittings breaking in use. In one incident a child fell and sustained a fractured leg. No incidents have been reported in the US.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take down the swing to prevent use by children and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required to receive a full refund for the return.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com in August 2014 for $20.

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

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