On Thursday, October 18, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, New Jersey, is recalling about 560 units of Happy Swing II infant swings. These were sold nationwide from October 2010, through September 2012 for $80 – $130 at juvenile products stores, CSN stores, or online at Wayfair and Amazon.com.
The recalled items only involve swings with the model/style number “432”, which can be located on a label on the frame of the swing. The fabric infant swing comes in red and green with a tray and grabs bar attachment, it sits on a triangular frame, and it is battery operated.
The swings, which were manufactured in China, pose a strangulation hazard to young children if the belt is not engaged because the opening between the tray and seat can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck.
At any point during the infant swing design and manufacturing process, significant failures may contribute to products’ hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or even fail to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from a product’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death once the product reaches unsuspecting consumers.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product or negligence, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.