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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Contact Number: (718) 797-0302
September 28, 2004
Release # 04-225
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: PlayKids USA baby walkers
Units: About 1,600
Manufacturer: PlayKids USA, Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y.
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: None reported.
Description: These baby walkers were sold under the brand name "Playkids USA." They have model numbers PLK94STP, PLT95STP, PLK2000RC, PLK95, PLK94, PLK98STP, PLK2000 or PLK300 on the package and on a sewn-in label on the seat back. The plastic walkers have eight snap-in wheels, an activity tray with toy wheels, knobs and lights, and a padded fabric seat. They come in a variety of colors and seat fabrics. The sewn-in seat label also reads "PLAYKIDS U.S.A. BROOKLYN, NY 11229 MADE IN TAIWAN."
Sold at: Small independent specialty juvenile retailers nationwide sold the baby walker from February 2003 through April 2004 for between $29 and $39.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled walkers immediately and contact PlayKids to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: PlayKids USA, Inc. at (718) 797-0302 collect between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET 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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