By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to approve a new set of mandatory safety standards for infant swings in which a powered mechanism drives the motion of the swing. The move was in response to more than 350 incidents involving swings reported between May of 2011 and May of 2012, two of which resulted in infant fatalities.

The new standards take effect May 7, 2013.

Image: Infant swing, via Shutterstock

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