Do you have a child’s swing hanging in your backyard?
You’ll need to make sure it’s not among more than 43,000 2-in-1 Delta Outdoor Kids Swings recently recalled over a defective seat restraint that could cause your baby or toddler to fall from the swing, potentially resulting in severe injury.
Child Injury Attorney Jeffrey Killino is recognized nationwide for his dedicated pursuit of justice on behalf of children needlessly harmed by recalled toys and other defective children’s products. If your infant or toddler sustained an injury after falling from a 2-1 Delta Outdoor Kids Swing, please call our law firm toll-free at 877-875-2927 to speak with an attorney and learn more about your legal rights.
2-1 Delta Outdoor Kids Swing Recall: What’s the Problem?
This recall involves 43,380 2-in-1 Delta Outdoor Kids Swings sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com and www.deltachildren.com from March 2022 through October 2022.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the swing’s seat restraint strap can break while in use, potentially causing a child to fall out of the seat. So far, Delta Enterprise Corp. has received seven reports of restraint straps breaking; however, none of those incidents resulted in any injuries.
The Delta 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings are recommended for children ages 9 months through 4 years old weighing up to 50 pounds. They can be identified by one the following model numbers printed on a “Delta Children’s” label with a blue heart located on the bottom of the seat:
The swings are made of plastic and have a bucket seat with a three-point safety harness and a high back that has a silhouette of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse or PAW Patrol on top. The swing itself measure 16 inches wide by 10.8 inches deep and 22.2 inches high, while the rope measures 36 inches from the top of the swing.
Consumers should immediately stop using the 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings and contact Delta Enterprise Corp for free replacement strap either by:
- Calling 800-377-3777 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
- Emailing the company at email@example.com
- Visiiting https://www.deltachildren.com/pages/kids-swing-recall
- Visiting deltachildren.comand click on “Recall Center” for more information.
CPSC Has Announced 5 Children Swing Recalls in Last 10 Years
Unfortunately, recalls involving defective swings intended for use by babies, toddlers, and young children aren’t uncommon. In fact, since 2013, the CPSC has announced five separate recalls for children’s swings and swing sets because of fall hazards that could result in serious injury.
Leisure Time Products Recalls Brutus Swing Sets
In May 2021, Leisure Time Products recalled around 9,000 Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal A-frame swing sets that posed a fall risk to kids.
According the recall notice, the attachment connecting the swing hanger to the top tube could fail, causing the swing to fall to the ground. Leisure Time received three reports of the swing hanger attachment failing, which resulted in one side of the swing falling. No injuries were reported.
The recall involved Backyard Discovery Big Brutus, Little Brutus and Mini Brutus metal swing sets with the following manufacture codes: 03/2019-O, 01/2020-T, 02/2020-T, 03/2020-T, 04/2020-T, 05/2020-O, and 07/2020-O; and manufacture dates March 2019 through July 2020. The swing sets had a green top tube with white legs and green cross braces.
The recalled swing sets were sold at Amazon.com, www.backyarddiscovery.com, Homedepot.com, Lowes.com Wayfair.com, and other online retailers from May 2019 through January 2021. They cost between $400 to $570, depending on the model.
To remedy the defect, Leisure Time provided purchasers with a free repair kit.
FlyBar Recalls Swurfer Baby and Toddler Swings
In May 2020, FlyBar recalled around 3,000 Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swings because of a potential fall hazard.
According to the recall notice, a plastic stopper on the bottom of the swing rope that held the swing seat in place could detach, causing the swing to fall while in use. FlyBar received six reports of rope detachment, none of which resulted in injury.
The recalled Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swings were designed to attach to a tree. They were sold in green, blue and pink and measured about 15 inches wide, 10 inches deep and 20 inches high. The swings weighed about 4 pounds. FlyBar, Inc. and Kiwi Swing SSW-0005 were printed on the underside of the swing, and the manufacture date code of August 2019 was embossed on the back of the swing.
The swings could be purchased Online at Swurfer.com, FlyBar.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com and at independent stores nationwide from October 2019 through March 2020 for about $80.
Consumers were advised to immediately stop using the recalled swings and contact FlyBar to receive instructions to repair the swings.
Little Tikes Recalls Toddler Swings
In February 2017, Little Tikes recalled around 540,000 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink toddler swings for a potential fall risk.
According to the recall notice, the swing’s plastic seat could crack while in use. Little Tikes received about 140 reports of the swing breaking, including 39 injuries to children, mostly abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. However, two children did sustain a broken arm.
The recalled Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ’n Secure pink toddler swings had a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The model number 615573 was molded on the back of the swing seat and there was a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. If the molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to “10”, “11”, “12” or “13”, the swings are included in the recall. Swings with a date code stamp of “9” on the INNER arrow combined with “43” or higher number stamped on the OUTER were also included in the recall. No other date codes or other colored swings were affected.
The recalled swings were sold at Walmart, Toys “R” Us and other stores nationwide and online at www.littletikes.com and other websites from November 2009 through May 2014 for about $25.
As a remedy, Little Tikes offered consumers a refund in the form of a credit towards the purchase of another product.
IKEA Recalls Children’s Swing
In September 2014, IKEA recalled around 2,000 GUNGGUNG child’s swing that posed a fall hazard.
According to the recall notice, defective suspension fittings could break, causing a child to fall from the swing and sustain a serious injury. IKEA received four reports from outside the United States of suspension fittings breaking while in use, including one incident in which a child suffered a broken leg.
The recalled GUNGGUNG swing was intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It was made of green polyester fabric and designed to hang from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks. The full length of the suspension strap, including the sling seat, was 17 feet and the width of the seat was 0.8 feet. A permanent label was attached to one of the suspension straps, showing age recommendation (3-7), the IKEA logo, “Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden,” GUNGGUNG article number 302.439.74, supplier number 17915, and “Made in Vietnam.”
The swings were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from June 2014 to August 2014 for $20.
Consumers able to provide proof of purchase received a full refund upon returning the recalled swing to IKEA.
How to Ensure Your Child Swings Safely
Swinging is a time-honored activity for kids of all ages.
Families looking from some backyard fun can choose almost any type of swing, including climbing rope ladder swings, rope tree swings, plank swings, disk swing, tire swings, saucer swings, bench swing, pod swings, stand up tree swing), and swing chairs.
But while swings can provide babies, toddlers, and children with hours of fun, they also pose significant risks if defectively designed or manufactured, improperly maintained, or misused.
In fact, research suggests that falls from swings account for up to 31% of traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits in kids up to age 4. Swing falls can also cause less serious injuries like fractures, cuts, and bruises.
So how can you ensure your son or daughter is able to safely enjoy a swing?
- Choose the Right Swing: For babies and toddlers, you’ll want a swing with full bucket seat or safety harness that includes a three-point harness. These seats can help prevent a child from leaning too far forward or backward, which can put them at risk for falling out of the seat.
- Install the Swing Correctly: Follow all manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions to ensure that your child’s swing is installed correctly. Also ensure that there is plenty of clearance in front of and behind it and that whatever surface is under the swing is safe for your child to land on.
- Inspect the Swing Regularly: Get in the habit of inspecting your child’s swing for any cracks, loose connections, frayed ropes, or broken chains. If you notice any issues, make sure the problematic component is repaired or replaced before your son or daughter uses the swing again.
- Ensure Adult Supervision: Make sure an adult closely supervises your child each and every time they’re playing on the swing. Never leave a baby or toddler alone on a swing, even for a few seconds.
- Set and Enforce Swing Safety Rules: Establish swing safety rules and make sure your kids understand that following your rules is non-negotiable. Don’t allow children to lie on their stomachs on a swing, run and jump onto a swing, or jump off a swing, as these actions can increase their risk of injury. Also make sure all children are swinging in accordance with the manufacturer’s safety guidelines, including stated weight limits.
- Keep Updated on Swing Recalls: Stay up-to-date on swing recalls by periodically searching for your child’s swing on the CPSC recall site. If your swing does end up being recalled, stop using it immediately and follow the manufacturer’s recall instructions.
Contact a Nationally Recognized Child Injury Lawyer Today
As a nationally child injury and wrongful death attorney, Jeffrey Killino has the resources and knowledge to help injured kids and their families receive the compensation they deserve. If your son or daughter was hurt because of a defective children’s swing, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-877-875-2927.