Many Nashville parents put a great deal of thought into their children's play areas, making every effort to ensure these are safe environments. When a play product contains a design or manufacturing defect that seriously injures a child, his or her parents can understandably be quite upset. Some may choose to pursue civil litigation against the product's manufacturer to ensure that no one else's child is injured by the same defect.
A child has suffered a fractured leg after falling from an IKEA GUNGGUNG child's swing. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is also aware of three other incidents in which the swing's suspension fittings broke while in use. Reports do not indicate whether anyone was injured in those accidents.
The product has been recalled due to this defect. This affects approximately 2,000 product units in the United States. The swings were sold throughout the U.S. between June and August of this year, and were available via IKEA's online store as well as in its physical locations.
Consumers who are in possession of these products are being advised to dismantle their swing sets immediately. Full refunds are being provided by the company, and no proof of purchase is required to take advantage of these refunds.
If you or a member of your family has been injured due to a design or manufacturing defect, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer of the product. To learn more about the processes involved in such litigation, you may want to seek the advice of an attorney.
Source: CPSC.gov, "IKEA Recalls Children's Swing Due To Fall Hazard," Sept. 16, 2014