Ikea recalls swing because of breakage risk

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Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea is recalling its Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting that attaches the swing to its steel hooks could break, causing a fall that could injure a child.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Ikea is taking about 2,000 units off the market in the United States, and another 300 in Canada. The agency says there have been four reports of children who were hurt after the swing's fittings broke. In one incident a child suffered a fractured leg. There have been no reports of injuries in the U.S.

The Gunggung swing is intended for children age three to seven, and it retails for $20 at Ikea stores and the company website. The product is made in Vietnam.

The swing is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks.