Children’s swings, television stands recalled for safety hazards

Consumers should stop using the products

Screen capture from IKEA's website of the GUNGGUNG swing.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — From children’s swings to inflatable rubber tubes, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) deemed numerous products unsafe for children this week.

IKEA is recalling Gunggung children’s swings because the suspension fittings can break, causing a child to fall and posing a risk of serious injury.

There have been four reports worldwide of the swings breaking while in use. In one incident, a child fell and sustained a fractured leg.

Consumers should immediately take down the swing to prevent a child from using it and return it to IKEA for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required.

Thousands of JVC flat-panel televisions are being recalled because the neck of the stand can crack and cause the TV to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to a child or anyone near the TV as it falls.

According to the CPSC, JVC has received 16 reports of cracked TV stand necks, however no injuries have been reported. Consumers using the stand assembly should immediately detach it and place the television in a safe location, then contact AmTRAN Video for a free replacement stand. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand in case it’s needed for future use.

Coleman is recalling more than 20,000 inflatable rubber inner tubes due to skin irritation hazards. The recall involves Sevylor brand River Racer inflatable rubber tubes, sold exclusively at Walmart. The company received 24 reports of consumers with skin irritation after coming into contact with the tube.

Consumers should stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement.

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