Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Little Tikes Co. recalled more than half a million toddler swings due to breaking plastic parts, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The recall by the Ohio-based company affects buyers of the "Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug 'n Secure Pink Swing," a swing with a plastic seat suspended from four ropes. It involves only swings with a pink T-shaped restraint in front, four yellow ropes and the model number 615573 molded on the back of the swing seat. Affected products have a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat.
If a molded inner arrow of the date code stamp points to 10, 11, 12 or 13, it is included in the recall. Swings with a date code stamp of 9 on the inner arrow combined with 43 or a higher number stamped on the outer arrow are also included in the recall. No other date codes or other colored swings are affected, the CPSC said. The products were sold from 2009 to 2014 for about $25 at stores across the country and on the company's website.
The plastic seats on the U.S.-manufactured swings could break, causing injury. The company has received about 140 reports of breaking swings, and 39 injuries. The CPSC recommended customers stop using the swing sets and telephone Little Tykes Co., at 1-855-284-1903 or online at www.littletikes.com for a refund in the form of a credit on another Little Tikes product.