IKEA recalls children’s swing over falling hazard

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(Sept. 16, 2014) – IKEA launched a recall involving 2,000 child swings.

Suspension fittings on the “GUNGGUNG” swings can break, causing a child to fall from the swing, posing the risk of injury. In addition to 2,000 swings in the U.S., about 300 swings in Canada are also affected by the recall.

The swing, made in Vietnam, is intended for indoor and outdoor use by kids ages 3-7. It’s made of green polyester and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks. There have been four reports worldwide of the fittings breaking while the swing was in use. In one case, a child fell and broke a leg. There have been no such incidents reported in the U.S.

A permanent label is attached to one of the suspension straps, showing age recommendation (3-7), IKEA logo, Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden, GUNGGUNG article number 302.439.74, supplier number 17915 and Made in Vietnam.

IKEA sold the swings at stores nationwide and its website in August 2014 for $20. Anyone who has the product should take it down and return it for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required to receive a full refund for the return. Call IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or go to IKEA’s website for more information.