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Bicycle Child Carrier Seat Recalled for Amputation Hazard

Bicycle Child Carrier Seat Recalled for Amputation Hazard

Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass., in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats.

Hazard: A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar’s hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child’s fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.

Description: This recall involves Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. Model numbers are printed on the product’s packaging. The gray plastic Babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. “Topeak” is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.

About 40,000 units were manufactured in Taiwan and sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores nationwide, and online at REI.com from January 2009 through April 2012 for between $140 and $180.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carrier seats and contact Todson to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Todson at (800) 250-3068 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.todson.com.

To report an incident or injury related to this product or recall, visit SaferProducts.gov.

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800 ) 250-3068CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission/PR Newswire

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4:18AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Wow, awesome blog, thanks for the article.
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1:35PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Wow scary!

12:56PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Oh my, thank you!
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12:54PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Oh my, thank you!

6:49AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

thanks

6:02PM PDT on May 6, 2012

yikes! Thanks

3:01AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

10:00AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Motor cycles should all be recalled too, OOPS I just remembered how many organs we harvest from them in surgery. Even when it`s not the fault of the motor cycle driver...

8:07AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:27AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

I think a LOT of things are designed by people who will never use them.

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