Bicycle Child Carrier Seat recall announced by Todson for needed Repair
(Best Syndication News) - Todson, Inc. has voluntarily recalled around 40,000 of the Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats because the child could cut and possibly amputate their fingertips. The company received two reports of children catching their fingers and suffered a near amputation and a crushed finger.
The problem is when a child places their finger in the opening by the grab bar’s hinge equipment. The adult could lift the grab bar and this could cause the child’s finger to become caught in the hinge, which could cause injury including fingertip amputation.
The carrier seats were sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, other independent bicycle dealers, and other retailers nationwide. They also were sold online at REI.com. The baby seat carrier were sold between January 2009 and April 2012 between $140 and $180.
Model number TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102 of the Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats are involved in the recall. The model number can be found on the product's packaging.
There were three different styles include Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack, and Baby seat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The word “Topeak” is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector covering the grab bar. There is also a red locking lever on the side, and a blue grab bar locks.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that consumers stop using the product until they can get a free hinge-cover retrofit kit from Todson to repair it. Todson can be contacted toll-free at (800) 250-3068 (9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET M-F), or by visiting their website at www.todson.com
By: Julie Marcus