The scenario is: a child’s legs are to big for the openings, but gravity squeezed them in for the swing ride. Now, the child can’t get out.
These swings are recommended for an age range of 1-3, are constructed with a polymer mold, and have galvanized bucket hangers that are riveted to the mold. We found that inside the mold is a thin metal, maybe aluminum that further strengthens the mold, and also makes it more difficult to cut.
Several things to think about:
- Eliminate gravity from the equation – cut the chains and lower the child to the ground.
- Popping, drilling, or cutting the rivets wasn’t a great option due to the close proximity of the child’s body.
- We tried cutting the mold with bolt cutters and wire cutters unsuccessfully, prior to using the sawzal.
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