|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2003
Release # 03-182
|Company Phone Number: (866) 992-5766
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: "Sun Kids" and "Happy Baby" Baby Walkers
Units: About 4,100
Manufacturer: SunTech Enterprises Inc., City of Commerce, Calif.
Hazard: The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported relating to these walkers.
Description: The recalled baby walkers are made with a plastic frame supported by six or eight wheels on the bottom. The walkers are blue, pink or bright green with a padded seat and an activity tray. "SUN KIDS" or "HAPPY BABY" labels appear on some of the walkers.
Sold at: Small retailers and flea markets in Texas and California sold the walkers from November 2002 through April 2003 for between $15 and $25.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Return to the store where purchased or contact the firm to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: SunTech Enterprises Inc. at (866) 992-5766 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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