On July 23, 2013, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kids II Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, announced the voluntary recall of the popular Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers due to an injury hazard posed by usage. Kids II has received over 100 reports of incidents including lineal skull fractures, chipped teeth, bruises, and facial lacerations. It is reported that the sun toy attachment on the activity jumper can become detached and rebound with force creating a serious hazard to the infant using the seat.
The children’s activity center was sold at Target, Toys R Us, and other retails stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com between May 2010 and May 2013 for a retail price of $90. Kids II estimates that 400,000 of the defective activity centers were sold during this time span.
This recall includes Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers with model number 90564. The model number can be found on a tag attached to the underside of the seat.
These stationary activity centers have a support seat covered in blue fabric attached to a large white metal frame and include a variety of brightly colored toys surrounding the seat. The yellow sun toy is attached to the seat frame on a flexible stalk with either three or five brightly colored rings. A date code is located in the lower right corner of the sewn in label on the back of the blue seat pad. The following date codes, indicating a manufacture date prior to November 2011, are included in the recall: OD0, OE0, OF0, OG0, OH0, OI0, OJ0, OK0, OL0, OA1, OB1, OC1, OD1, OE1, OF1, OG1, OH1, OI1, OJ1 and OK1.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using any affected activity centers, and to contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidsii.com. Kids II will provide a replacement toy attachment to consumers.
As a parent, child safety advocate and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers continue to sell products that endanger the lives of children. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a child getting injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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