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 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

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

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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Chiris Jerrycho
Chiris Jerrycho4 years ago

Wow, awesome blog, thanks for the article.
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Mandi A.
Amanda A5 years ago

Wow scary!

LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Oh my, thank you!

LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Oh my, thank you!

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago


Annemarie W.
Annemarie L5 years ago

yikes! Thanks

KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Carol Ann O.
Carol Ann O5 years ago

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...

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L5 years ago

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