Well, this is scary. Fisher-Price is recalling more than 30,000 baby swings due to a possible threat of injury. Apparently, on three of the company's popular Cradle 'n Swing models, the seats can fall off if the peg that holds the seat to the base isn't pushed in all the way.
We had one of these things back when my son was a newborn, and he spent hours in it every day. While no injuries have yet been reported (though the company says it's received a few complaints), just the thought of that seat falling off and dropping to the ground with him in it is terrifying!
You place your baby in a soft, cushy seat, and you pretty much assume he's safe, right? This is an important reminder not to cut corners during the assembly process—and that not even products from some of the most trusted companies are immune to malfunction.
If you have one of these swings—the kind that rock side to side or head to toe and have a mobile that hangs above—in your home, here are the models to look out for (product numbers can be found under the pad in the seat):
If you discover one of the recalled models, stop using the swing immediately and contact Fisher-Price right away—either online here, or by calling (800) 432-5437 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.—for revised assembly instructions.
Then please share the news of the recall with other parents.