Fisher-Price recalls about 42,000 infant swings because of danger to babies

Thursday, April 11th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Fisher-Price is recalling about 42,000 infant swings because they can be improperly assembled, leading to accidents where babies flip forward and fall.

The company, based in East Aurora, N.Y., has received seven reports of the swings' seats flipping forward, including four reports of babies hitting their heads on the floor, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. None of the injuries was serious.

The recalled Smart Response Swings are indoor infant swings for use from birth until a baby can sit up unassisted. The swing operates in response to sound and plays music. The swing's metal legs are blue or beige, and the seat is beige or white with the product numbers 79644, 79645 or 79647 molded on the back. The Fisher-Price logo appears on the seat's tray.

Stores sold these swings from December 2001 through March 2002 for about $70.

Consumers should stop using the swings immediately, the government said, adding that even swings that appear secure may have been misassembled. For information on inspecting and replacing the seat, consumers can call Fisher-Price at 1-800-942-5912.