|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 303-5631
Fisher-Price Rainforest Infant Swings Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Rainforest Open Top Take-Along Swings
Units: About 112,000 (an additional 15,000 were sold worldwide)
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY
Hazard: Infants can shift to one side of the swing and become caught between the frame and seat, posing an entrapment hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 60 reports of the infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts, bumps, bruises and red marks.
Description: This recall involves Portable Rainforest Take Along Swings with a palm tree mobile and two hanging plush toys. The swings are approximately 23-inches-high and have two carry handles on the left and right sides. Model numbers K7203, K7192 and K7195 are included in the recall. Model numbers are located under the right handle on the swing. No other collection of Rainforest swings or products are included in this recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores nationwide from November 2006 to May 2007 for about $65.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the swing and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on how to return it to receive a voucher for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 303-5631 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com
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