Trading Standards has issued a product recall for the Babymoov Swoon Up Bouncer. The manufacturer, Babymoov, has noted a potential risk of the product's central screw coming loose, which could lead to a lack of stability in the seat, and needs to make a minor modification.
Babymoov has advised that the recall is a precautionary measure to ensure optimum safety in the use of its products. Customers who have purchased one of the two affected Swoon Up models (Zinc or Aluminium) are invited to contact Babymoov's customer service department by email at email@example.com. A list of the affected models can be found here.
Charlene McAuliffe, an associate in the Penningtons Manches personal injury team, said: "This particular bouncer comes with an adjustable height which enables a baby to be low down, slightly off the floor, or raised up to table level height. In addition, the seat allows for a reclining or more upright position.
"This is a worrying recall notice, given the potential for devastating consequences if a bouncer was to fail, particular at the higher level of adjustment. The Swoon Up is a popular model, with reviews highlighting that parents are delighted at the adjustable height, recline and ease of use. It is unclear exactly how this problem has arisen and the manufacturers will now need to consider the effectiveness of their quality control process to prevent this from happening again.
"We’re pleased that Mothercare and other retailers have removed the product from their online stores but we would like to encourage and remind all customers to check their models of the Swoon Up and to contact Babymoov if they have any concerns."