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Fisher-Price Recalls Outdoor Swing That Kids Can Wriggle Out of and Fall From

November 06, 2000

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million Lift & Lock Swings.

The Lift & Lock Swing is an outdoor swing for children 9 months to 3 years. The swing has a plastic T-shaped restraint shield to hold children in the seat. Children can maneuver out of the restraints and fall out of the swings, resulting in serious injuries. Fisher-Price has received 110 reports of children falling out of the swings, and 38 children suffered injuries. Eight children suffered serious injuries, including a fractured skull, leg, arm and two collarbones; two concussions; and stitches to the forehead. Thirty children received minor injuries, including bumps, bruises and scrapes.

The Lift & Lock Swings have red or purple plastic seats, yellow T-shaped restraint shields and blue ropes. "Fisher-Price" is written on the front of the restraint shield. The swings have model numbers 2092, 75960, 75970, 75973 or 75980 molded into the back part of the seat. Mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount department stores sold these swings from January 1991 through August 2000 for about $19.

Consumers should stop using the swings immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free repair kit with a supplemental waist and crotch restraint belt.

Consumers with questions about this recall campaign should call the Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or visit CPSC's Web site, http://www.cpsc.gov.

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