CPSC, Fisher-Price® Announce Recall for In-Home Repair of Infant Swings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 42,000 Smart Response™ Swings for in-home inspection and repair. It is possible to mis-assemble the seats of these swings so that they appear secure, but are not. If the seats of the swings are not properly attached, the seat and baby can flip forward.
Fisher-Price received seven reports of the seats of the swings flipping forward, including four reports of babies hitting their heads on the floor. Though bumps and red marks were reported, there have been no serious injuries.
The Smart Response Swing is an indoor infant swing for use from birth until baby can sit up unassisted. The swing operates in response to a sound sensor and plays music. The metal legs of the swing are either blue or beige, and the seat is either beige or white. The Fisher-Price logo appears on the seat’s tray. Product numbers 79644, 79645 and 79647 are molded onto the back of the seat.
Discount department and juvenile product stores nationwide sold these swings from December 2001 through March 2002 for about $70.
Consumers should stop using the swings immediately and call Fisher-Price for help in inspecting the seat to make sure the seat is properly attached. If the seat is not properly attached, a free replacement seat and revised instructions will be provided. For more information, call Fisher-Price at 1-800-942-5912, anytime.
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