Product Recall: Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swing
This week, the Flybar brand recalled about 3,000 units of its Swurfer Kiwi baby and toddler swing due to a potential fall hazard. As time passes, we all see summer just around the corner. As social distancing remains the recommended safety guideline, chances are that we’ll be spending a lot of time in our own backyards. So we at Child Safety Store want to make sure your children stay as safe as possible. This collection of Kiwi baby and toddler swings, which launched in November 2019, is designed for children from six months to four years old.
Why is the Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swing Being Recalled?
While a three-point harness keeps your child in place, there are four ropes are each secured to the Kiwi swing with a plastic molded shrink-wrap. Some customers have said that the shrink-wrap loosened up or fell off, allowing the rope to detach from the swing. Of course, if a child is in the swing at the time, this could cause them to fall.
Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. Just in case, Flybar has taken a proactive approach to safety by voluntarily recalling the swings. The product has been sold online from October 2019 through March 2020 for about $80. It was sold at Swurfer.com, FlyBar.com, Amazon, Walmart and other independent stores across the nation.
How Will I Know If My Kiwi Swing Was Recalled?
This plastic swing is sold in green, blue and pink colors. On the underside of the swing, FlyBar, Inc. and Kiwi Swing SSW-0005 are printed. The manufacture date code of August 2019 is embossed on the back of the swing.
For visual reference, here are some images of the Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swing:
What Should You Do if You Have a Swurfer Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swing?
If you have this product, stop using it immediately and follow the instructions provided by Flybar on how to repair the issue. The company even provided this handy guide on its website for making their product safer for all occupants. According to Flybar, to ensure that your Kiwi is completely safe to use, you can follow the steps below.
For questions, contact the company at Swurfer. Customers can call their toll-free phone number, 800-764-6784 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Alternately, customers can email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, check out the official recall page at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
This recall involves the Swurfer brand Kiwi Baby and Toddler Swings. The plastic swing is sold in green, blue and pink. The swing attaches to a swing set or a tree branch. The swing measures about 15 inches wide, by 10 inches deep and 20 inches high, and weighs about 4 pounds. FlyBar, Inc. and Kiwi Swing SSW-0005 are printed on the underside of the swing. The manufacture date code of August 2019 is embossed on the back of the swing.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swings and contact the firm to receive instructions to repair the swings.
The firm has received six reports of the rope end detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Online at Swurfer.com, FlyBar.com, Amazon, Walmart and at independent stores nationwide from October 2019 through March 2020 for about $80.
FlyBar Inc., of Freehold, N.J. (owns Swurfer brand)