NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — IKEA is recalling its Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting that attaches the swing to its steel hooks could break, causing a fall that could injure a child.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Ikea is taking about 2,000 units off the market in the United States, and another 300 in Canada. The agency says there have been four reports of children who were hurt after the swing’s fittings broke, (one in Germany, two in Austria and one in Canada).
In one incident a child fell and sustained a fractured leg. No incidents have been reported in the US
The Gunggung swing is intended for indoor and outdoor use for children age three to seven. It retails for $20 at IKEA stores and the company website.
The product is made in Vietnam.
The swing is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks.
IKEA urges customers who have the swing to immediately bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required for a full refund. For more information, please contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532.
The company said it apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
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