Derbyshire firefighters have had to rescue stranded teenagers seven times in three months, according to Parentology. It comes after a number of fire departments around the UK reported issues with baby and toddler swings. According to the BBC, 777 emergency calls for persons entangled in baby swings were made in the UK in 2020. In addition, there were 438 swing rescues in 2019, up 77.4 percent from the previous year.
At one point, the firefighters were rescuing teenagers from baby swings. The practise has gained so much traction that everyone was attempting to video themselves without even realising it. The problem wasn’t just about the youths who were hurt while removing the swings. It’s also about how those resources are used. Dismantling a swing necessitates the expenditure of resources that may have been employed for other purposes.
The swing is designed for toddlers and children under the age of two, It is not even suitable for teenagers or adults.