IKEA Recalls Kids’ Swings Due to Fall Hazard

The ‘GUNGGUNG’ Children’s Swing by IKEA has been recalled. The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury.

Approximately 2,000 units in the United States and 300 units in Canada are affected by this recall. There have been four reports worldwide, including one in Germany, two in Austria and one in Canada, of the suspension fittings breaking during use. In one incident, a child fell and sustained a fractured leg. There have not been any incidents reported in the U.S.

GUNGGUNG is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks. The full length of the suspension trap, including the sling seat, is 17 feet and the width of the seat is 0.8 feet. A permanent label is attached to one of the suspension straps, showing recommended age (3-7), IKEA logo, Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden, GUNGGUNG article number 302.439.74, supplier number 17915, and Made in Vietnam.

Consumers should immediately take down the swing to prevent use by children and return to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required to receive a full refund. This swing was sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from June 2014 to August 2014 for $20.

Manufacturers and distributors of goods must be held responsible when their products endanger consumers. Product liability claims force the makers and sellers of goods to consider consumer safety in everything they do. Product liability claims have forced countless companies to make better and safer products, thereby protecting future consumers from injury or death.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878) for more information.

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