WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children’s accessory manufacturer Flybar recalled its line of Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swings. According to the recall notice promulgated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, also known as the CPSC, the stopper at the bottom of the rope that holds the swing seat together could easily detach. A child could fall out of the swing if the seat back failed. Any time a child falls, but especially with momentum as when swinging, the child could sustain severe injuries such as broken bones in the neck, shoulders, arms, and legs if the baby falls awkwardly. Additionally, a child falling could land on his or her head, leading to concussions, hematomas, or death. Product liability cases may be filed seeking compensation.
The CPSC reported that six people complained about swings falling apart while children were using them. There were no reports of injuries. Flybar and the CPSC agree that consumers must stop using the defective product immediately. The CPSC stated that consumers must call Flybar to request instructions regarding repairs.
The CPSC said Flybar sold the recalled swings in pink, blue, and green. The swing is fifteen inches at its widest point, is ten inches deep, and twenty inches tall. The swing weighs a hefty four pounds and was made to attach to a tree limb or a swing set. The recalled swings may be identified by the date code of August 2019 appearing on the back of the swing as well as the brand name of Kiwi Swing with the consumer code of SSW-0005.
According to a report by WRNJ Radio, Flybar reported that the recall involves 3,000 individual swings. Neither the CPSC nor Flybar disclosed why the stopper on the swing’s rope would detach without warning. The CPSC said that the item was manufactured in China and sold online at Swurfur.com, FlyBar.com. Walmart.com, and Amazon.com, in addition to independent stores for approximately $80.00.
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