|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2004
Release # 04-176
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 345-4109
Graco Media Contact: Tricia Ryan, (973) 316-1665
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Travel Lite Swing
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products, of Exton, Pa.
Hazard: The swing's carrying handle can fail to stay in place properly and drop or be pushed down, hitting a child in the head. Additionally, the 3-point seatbelt can fail to prevent a child from leaning forward or to either side, posing a risk that the child can fall forward and strike his/her head on the floor or the swing's frame.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received about 28 reports of incidents involving the handle falling down on young children; in addition, Graco has received 100 reports of children falling forward or to the side. Injuries resulting from these incidents include bloody or swollen lips, red marks, bumps and bruises.
Description: The recalled Travel Lite portable swings have an adjustable reclining seat, a rotating handle and a canopy and include model numbers 1850JJP, 1850JGB, and 1870DAL. The swings, which were manufactured between May 2003 and December 11, 2003, also have a serial number between 050503 and 121103. Both the model and serial numbers can be found on a white label underneath the seat. The swings have the words, "Graco" and Travel Lite swing" printed on each side, and have buttons on the handle to activate lights and music. On the underside of the handle are multicolored designs of the sun, moon, and stars that light up when the light button is pressed.
Sold at: Discount, department and juvenile stores from June 2003 through June 2004 for about $60.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers who have a Travel Lite swing with a 3-point seatbelt (waist belt and crotch strap only) or a Travel Lite swing without a red handle release button should stop using it immediately and contact Graco for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Graco toll-free at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Company's Web site at www.gracobaby.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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