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CENTURY PRODUCTS RECALLS WIND-UP INFANT SWINGS

 CENTURY PRODUCTS RECALLS WIND-UP INFANT SWINGS
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Products Company,


Macedonia, Ohio, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling its 1991 model wind-up infant swings with the "Whisper-Wind" motor. Century has received 31 reports of injuries to consumers involving these swings. Most injuries were to consumers who were attempting to open the motor housing or repair swings that had stopped working.
 If the plastic cover over the swing motor is removed, the powerful, coiled wind-up spring will unwind rapidly and forcefully and may cause serious injury. Injuries reported to the firm include puncture wounds and lacerations requiring immediate medical treatment.
 The recall applies to approximately 181,000 Century "whisper-wind" infant swings manufactured during 1991. The five swing models involved were sold for about $30-$80 nationwide (model numbers: 12-319, 12-329, 12-344, 12-345 and 12-349). Recalled units bear manufacturing date codes 9101 through 9112. The date codes are located on a white label on the bottom of the swing seat.
 Century will provide a free replacement motor to all owners of affected models. Consumers should call 800-446-1366 to arrange for the free replacement. Century and CPSC warn consumers not to try to disassemble the swing or remove the motor housing until the new motor and complete, step-by-step instructions are received.
 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public.
 NOTE: To report an unsafe consumer product or a product related injury, consumers may call the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission's toll-free hotline at 800-638-2772. A teletypewriter for the hearing impaired is available at 800-638-8270; the Maryland TTY number is 800-492-8104.
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 /CONTACT: Shelly DiMattio of Century Products, 216-468-4332/ CO: Century Products ST: Washington IN: SU:


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