Ikea recalls children's swing over injury risk

Ikea recalls children's swing over injury risk

SINGAPORE - Ikea has urged customers who bought a children's swing from its stores to return it to the store for a full refund over safety concerns. 

According to a statement, the suspension fittings on the Gunggung children's swing fall short of Ikea's quality requirements, and may pose a serious injury risk to children.

The Straits Times reported that two cases of children injuring themselves have been reported in Austria.

In the statement, Ms Cindy Andersen, Business Area Manager for children's products at the Swedish homeware store said: "Our mindset at Ikea is that we only sell products that we would give to our own children. However, sometimes even though we have tested according to applicable standards and legislation, we make mistakes.

"We are therefore recalling the Gunggung swing to avoid any more incidents," said Ms Andersen.

The swing has been sold in Ikea Singapore stores since April 1, 2014. Customers may return the swing to any Ikea store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required.

Those who require more information may contact Ikea Customer Relations at +65 6786 6868.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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