Swings and Soothers

2000 & 2002 Swing Recall (Restraining System)

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Potential Problem:

This recall affects all swings made prior to November 1, 1997.  The restraint systems on the older swings consist of a waist belt only and a hinged or removable tray, which serves as a restraint. If parts are missing, the restraints are not used, or the tray pops off, infants can slip down the seat and strangle or fall from the swing. There have been six deaths. These occurred when parts were missing or the restraints were not used and infants slid down the swing's seat and became tangled in the restraints. In five instances, the swings were second hand. There are an additional 209 incidents, including 179 reports of infants falling from the swing.

Injuries Reported: 37

Number of Units Affected: 7,000,000

Dates Produced: Prior to 11/1/1997

MSRP: $70-120

Models Affected: 50293, 50215, 50107, 50029, 50005, 1723, 1467, 2788, 3927, 10304, 120014, 120016, 120017, 12002, 12004, 120071, 120081, 1200DB, 1200DM, 1200E1, 1200MB, 1200MC, 1200ML, 1200MM, 1200MP, 1200T5, 1200T8, 1200W5, 120111, 120131, 120161, 120164, 120171, 120179, 120181, 120185, 120186, 120188, 120190, 120192, 1201C, 1201C2, 1201C4, 1201MW, 1210, 121041, 121071, 121072, 121075, 121079, 121081, 121082, 121084, 121086, 1210C1, 1210C2, 1210CL, 1210GL, 1210ST, 1210T1, 1210U1, 1210U2, 1261, 126162, 126180, 126190, 1300, 13000, 13001, 130015, 130016, 13004, 130072, 130075, 130081, 130084, 130086, 1300G1, 1300GR, 1300GU, 1300K, 1300SA, 130146, 130171, 130173, 130176, 130181, 130182, 130183, 130186, 1301C, 1301C1, 1301C3, 1301C4, 1301C5, 1301C6, 1301C9, 1301GR, 1310, 131075, 131082, 1310C, 1310C2, 1310C3, 1310C4, 1310C6, 1310C7, 1310CM, 1310J, 1310J1, 1310J2, 1310ND, 1310S1, 1310U1, 1350, 135073, 1350E1, 1350G1, 1350U, 142315, 142374, 142398, 1423AA, 1423B4, 1423B8, 1423BZ, 1423CE, 1423CK, 1423CZ, 1423DQ, 1423EE, 1423EP, 1423ET, 1423FRN, 1423HX, 1423IND, 1423JJJ, 1423K3, 1423LA, 1423LS, 1423PAS, 1423RR, 1423S9, 1423TA, 1423THX, 1423TMA, 143438, 143464, 1434AE, 1434B4, 1434BN, 1434BX, 1434BXT, 1434C5, 1434C9, 1434CF, 1434D5, 144FZ, 1434GH, 1434HC, 1434IZ, 1434LB, 1434LGN, 1434LP, 1434N7, 1434NF, 1434NT, 1434RK, 1434S9, 1434SW, 1434TA6, 1434TF, 1434TLP, 14324TXB, 1434XB, 1434XT, 1452C, 1452C1, 1452E1, 1452MW, 1452ND, 1452SC, 1452T9, 1452U1, 1452U2, 150172, 150178, 150179, 150183, 150188, 150192, 1501E1, 1501EE, 1501MW, 1501ND, 1501SC, 1501ST, 1502CF, 1502EE, 1502LG, 1502NF, 1530, 153014, 153041, 153061, 153071, 153077, 1530C, 1530C1, 1530C6, 1530CG, 1530MW, 15380, 15390, 1602, 160292, 1602C2, 1602CK, 1602CT, 1602DQ, 1602E1, 1602FZ, 1602GT, 1602HC, 1602MT, 1602NT, 1602RR, 1602RS, 1602ST, 1602TR, 1602VT, 1602ZG, 161051, 1610CL, 1610CS, 1610SS, 1610TS, 1610U1, 1801, 180177, 180178, 180181, 180183, 1830, 183077, 183081, 55007, 550077, 55007L, 550081, 5500DB, 5500L, 5500N, 5500S, 4529, 4842, 4495, 5227, 782, 36264, 36267, 26268, 36269, 36271, 36272, 4649, 72001, 72002, 72004, 8082, 0955, 34402, 34908, 34337, 0618, 0253, 9007, 8082, 7050, 6271, 6264, 6219, 5724, 5649, 5231, 5227, 5222, 5219, 50645, 50340, 50294

Solution:

Graco is offering a free, new safety restraint to replace the swing's old restraint system. The safety restraint kit comes with instructions and can be installed easily. The new safety system has a buckle that assures the crotch strap is used each time the waist belt is buckled, so infants are securely fastened into the swings. If consumers have a Graco infant swing, they should call Graco to determine if their swing needs a new safety restraint.