|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|June 3, 1996, 1996
|Release # 96-138
CPSC and Little Tikes Announce Cozy Highback Swing Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Little Tikes Company of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling approximately 245,000 Cozy Highback Swings, model no. 4637. The swing may tip forward and possibly flip over while a child is swinging in it.
Little Tikes has received 55 reports of the swing tipping forward. No serious injuries have been reported.
The Cozy Highback Swing is a bright blue plastic swing sold for children ages nine months to three years. The swing, measuring 13 inches wide, 12 inches long, and 14 inches high, has a Little Tikes logo molded into the stationary front cross bar. It does not have an adjustable T-bar closure. The swing hangs by four yellow, weather-resistant ropes.
Toy stores, department stores, and discount stores sold the swing nationwide from January 1996 through April 1996 for about $15 to $18.
Consumers should stop using the swing and call Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 to exchange it for a different model swing, or comparable Little Tikes product. Consumers may also write to Little Tikes at 2180 Barlow Road, Hudson, OH 44236.
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