IKEA recalls GUNGGUNG Children's Swing

Starting date:
September 16, 2014
Posting date:
September 16, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41401

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA Canada

Affected products

IKEA GUNGGUNG children's swing

Product description

This recall involves the IKEA GUNGGUNG children's swing.  The GUNGGUNG swing is sold 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 (5.18 metres) and the width of the seat is 0.8 feet (24.4 centimetres). 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.

Hazard identified

The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of injury.

IKEA has received four reports 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.

There have been no reports of injury in Canada.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's General toy safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 300 swings were sold in Canada and approximately 2000 swings sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The GUNGGUNG Swing was sold by IKEA globally since April 2014 and in Canada from July to August 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Vietnam.

Companies

Distributor
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled GUNGGUNG children's swing and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.  Proof of purchase is not required to receive a full refund for the return.

For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 anytime or at IKEA's website and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.