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Recent Recalls
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Swing Sets Recalled by Kompan Inc. for Repair Due to Fall Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by Kompan Inc. in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Approximately 700 swing sets by Kompan, Inc. of Tacoma WA and Big Toys, Inc. of Olympia were recently recalled.  The hazard was that the joint connection between the horizontal top beam and the vertical end bracket and support post system can crack and break, posing a fall and impact hazard to users.  As a result, Kompan received 19 reports from BigToys regarding swings that have had the end brackets replaced due to both actual or potential for cracking or breakage at the joint of the top beam and the support posts. The firm has received three reports of minor injuries to users, however, the firm has been unable to verify the cause or nature of these injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and remove the chains connecting the seats to the top beam. A retrofit kit will be provided to all affected customers with installation instructions. Kompan is contacting swing owners directly by telephone and mail to advise them to stop using the swing, remove the chains connecting the seats to the top beam and advising customers that retrofit kits will be delivered with installation instructions. Kompan will follow up by telephone and email after the retrofits are delivered to confirm installation by customers.

Baby Hammock Metal Stands Recalled by MamaLittleHelper Due to Fall Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Six Infant and Toddler Hammock Metal Stands were recalled by MamaLittleHelper LLC, of Frisco, Texas.  The C-shaped metal stand can break where the curved arm attaches to the leg of the metal frame, posing a fall hazard to an infant in the hammock.  As a result, a four-month old infant girl fell out of the hammock when the metal stand broke, but she was not injured.

Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Contact MamaLittleHelper to receive a free metal hammock stand in exchange for the recalled C-shaped metal stand. MamaLittleHelper is directly contacting the six consumers who received the C-shaped metal stands.

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