Tennessee parents whose young children have a Fisher-Price cradle swing should be aware that the product has been recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received two reports of the moving seat falling out because of the peg that holds the seat in place becoming disengaged. So far, no injuries have been reported.
The swing can rock either back and forth or side to side. It includes a mobile and can run on different speeds. It appears that in the cases reported, the peg works it way out. Three different swing models are being recalled by Fisher-Price. They are CMR40 Sweet Surroundings Cradle 'n Swing, CHM84 Soothing Savanna Cradle 'n Swing, and CMR43 Sweet Surroundings Butterfly Friends Cradle 'n Swing.
It is estimated that about 34,000 of the swings have been manufactured. According to the CPSC website, people who have the swing should stop using it and should contact Fisher-Price for revised instructions on how to safely assemble it.
While there have fortunately been no injuries reported in conjunction with this product, this is not always the case. Sometimes, consumers only find out about an unsafe product after an injury or death. In some cases, it takes multiple injuries or deaths for a recall to occur. Some companies may be aware that a product is unsafe and fail to respond in a timely fashion. In circumstances like these, the injured person or their loved ones might want to have the assistance of counsel in filing a lawsuit against the company. A person who is injured should document the incident because the company may try to claim that its product was not responsible. Injuries may range from mild to severe to fatal, and a person with catastrophic injuries might face a long recovery period and medical expenses. A successful lawsuit might result in enough compensation to cover these losses.