More than 60,000 baby swings sold on Amazon, Walmart and Target recalled due to choking hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for more than 60,000 baby swings sold through several major retailers and websites.

The item is the Jool Baby Nova Baby Infant Swings, which was produced from June 2022 to September 2023. The swing has been sold in Walmart stores and online through Walmart, Amazon, Target and the Jool Baby and Babylist websites.

According to the CPSC, the recall was issued due to concerns that it is unsafe for babies to sleep in. The angle at which babies rest while using the swing can potentially pose a risk of suffocation.

“The swings pose a choking risk because they are marketed, intended or designed for infant sleep, and they have an angle of inclination greater than 10 degrees, which violates the CPSC’s Infant Sleep Products Regulation and the Safe Sleep for Babies Act,” the CPSC said. website reads. “In addition, the swing does not meet the mandatory warning requirements regarding sleeping under the swing standard.”

The recall affects approximately 63,100 units. No injuries or incidents have been reported so far. Jool Baby has posted information on their own recall website, stating that the company is “updating our Nova Swing to better communicate that the product is not intended for sleep.”

“You can continue to use the Nova Swing to keep your baby entertained and engaged,” the message on their website reads. “However, if your baby falls asleep while in the swing, remove him and place him on a firm, flat surface, such as a crib or bassinet. Using the Nova Swing or any other product with an angle of more than 10 degrees is not safe for sleeping.”

The company is releasing a repair kit for the product, with updated warning labels and instructions to that effect.

Consumers who own one of the swings should immediately stop using it and contact Jool Baby to receive their free repair kit.

More detailed information can be found on the CPSC website and at www.JoolBaby.com/recall.

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