Big Lots Wooden Swing Recall Issued After Reports of Breaking During Use
A recall has been issued for an estimated 6,900 garden bench swings that were sold exclusively at Big Lots, due to reports that suggest the wooden swing’s seat may break during normal use, posing a risk of injury for consumers.
The Big Lots Wooden Swing recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 26, after at least 14 reports were received of swing’s seats breaking. Of these reported problems, four involved falls that resulted in back pain and five others resulted in scratches and scrapes.
The CPSC has determined that the swings represent a fall hazard to consumers, which could result in contusions, bruises, broken bones and traumatic brain injury, which could result from a blow to the head, a jolt or a mere bump on the head. These types of injuries are classified as head injuries that result in a disruption of the normal function of the brain.
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The recall consists of the Wilson & Fisher log-style swing sets sold in a natural wood finish. The swing’s seat is a 2 person bench seat that is suspended between two wooden A-frame supports. Assembly instructions display an item number of JY1107 and a SKU number 210020400 on the sheet.
The swings were sold at Big Lots stores nationwide between March 2012 and June 2012 for about $130. The swing sets were manufactured by Anji Jiayi Garden Supplies Company in Xiaofeng Town, China and were imported to the U.S. for distribution by Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the product because of the risk it may pose for consumers and especially small children and the elderly.
Big Lots announced to immediately stop using the recalled swings, detach the bench seat from the frame, and return it to any Big Lots store for a full refund. Consumers should destroy the remaining components. Consumers with questions can call Big Lots at (866) 244-5687 or visit the website at www.biglots.com.
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