Carlson Cradle Swings

Firm is out of business. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Originally issued July 23, 1992; Revised June 21, 2001

(301) 504-7908

Release # 92-115

 

Carlson Cradle Swings

PRODUCT: Approximately 7,500 "Swing 'N Cradle" and "Swivel 'N Snooze" cradle swings produced by Carlson Children's Products before March 1992.

PROBLEM: No reports of injury have been received involving this product. However, there are some similarities to another manufacturer's cradle swing in which two infants reportedly suffocated.

WHAT TO DO: Firm is out of business. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products

WASHINGTON, DC -- There is a possible suffocation risk for the hanger frame portion of Carlson Children's Products, Oswego, IL, "Swing 'N Cradle" and "Swivel 'N Snooze" cradle swings.

Neither Carlson nor the Commission has received any reports of injury involving Carlson cradle swings. There are some similarities to another manufacturer's cradle swing in which two infants reportedly suffocated.

Approximately 7,500 Carlson cradle swings were sold nationwide between December 1991 and March 1992. Swing seats with the new hanger frame will recline, but will provide a 19-degree elevation of the baby's head, even when the seat back is reclined into a cradle position.

Carlson swings produced since April 1992 cannot be adjusted to a completely flat position and are not involved in this recall.