This one, we don’t have (unlike a few of the recent baby product recalls that we had in the house): the Baby Jogger LLC “Baby Jogger Jump Seat,” which the US Consumer Product Safety Commission says presents a “fall hazard.”
A fall hazard for a jogging stroller…well that just brings a bunch of nasty images to mind. Here’s the info on the recall:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2011
Release #11-145 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 506-2213
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Baby Jogger LLC Recalls Baby Jogger Jump Seats Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Baby Jogger Jump Seats
Units: About 1,545 (U.S.) and about 450 (Canada)
Distributor: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va.
Hazard: If the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat could disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out.
Incidents/Injuries: Baby Jogger has received four reports of children falling from the seat, including reports of scrapes, bruises, cuts and one broken nose.
Description: This recall includes the Baby Jogger Jump Seat. The Jump Seat is a fabric seat accessory with the name “Baby Jogger” on the front that is attached to the mounting bracket on the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and baby to ride together in the same stroller at the same time. The item number is printed on the product packaging.
Item Numbers Sold
J7J50 Beginning January 2008
Sold at: Juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on the Web from January 2008 through July 2010 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Jump Seat and contact Baby Jogger to receive Jump Seat safety straps and assembly instructions.
Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, e-mail the firm at email@example.com, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.babyjogger.com
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1287