Happy Swing II infant swings recalled due to could-be safety hazard

Posted on 12 November 2012

As a parent, one of the scariest realizations that you may come to is the fact that your newborn may be in harm's way. Unfortunately, many moms and dads don't know that, on a fairly regular basis, baby essentials are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to potential safety dangers. This government agency is responsible for posting notices on its website, www.cpsc.gov, and checking it consistently can ensure that you aren't the owner of any unsafe items.

Recently, the CPSC reported that Happy Swing II infant swings have been recalled because they could pose a strangulation hazard to infants. Dream On Me Inc., the manufacturer of the product, revealed that the opening between the tray and seat may permit a baby's body to pass through and become caught by the neck if the seat belt has not been fastened.

The South Plainfield, New Jersey, business has manufactured approximately 560 swings and they've been sold nationwide at CSN stores and online at Wayfair and Amazon.com between October 2010 and September 2012 for anywhere between $80 to $130.

If you own the Happy Swing, then the CPSC recommends that you stop using it and reach out to Dream on Me for a replacement. Parents will have the option to choose between a free replacement swing with an improved safety feature or a Melody Musical baby walker.

Don't let your bundle of joy become a victim. Do your part as a mom or dad and stay abreast of product recall news. The more you know, the better chance you have of avoiding a potentially scary situation.

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