RECALL: IKEA GUNGGUNG Children’s Swing Due To Fall Hazard
IKEA has recalled their GUNGGUNG Children’s Swing and will be offering refunds to anyone who’s purchased this product. 2,000 of the swings have been recalled in the United States and 300 in Canada after four injuries were reported worldwide including one in Germany, two in Austria and one in Canada of the suspension fittings breaking in use. In one incident a child fell and sustained a fractured leg. No incidents have been reported in the US.
The 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 strap, 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 age recommendation (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 it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required to receive a full refund for the return.
The swings were sold in IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from June 2014 to August 2014 for $20.