|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 261-2559
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Baby Walkers
Units: About 50,000 (This recall was first announced in Oct. 2002)
Manufacturer: Bike Pro, Inc., of Pico Rivera, Calif.
Hazard: The walkers can 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.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: The recalled walkers are intended for babies 6 months and older. The walkers are blue, green, pink and yellow. They have musical activity trays with various toys and themes including rockets and a tank with an army print cloth seat, lights and a steering wheel with a teddy bear cloth seat, and a monkey's face with a teddy bear seat cloth. "Baby" and "BEBELOVE" are printed on labels on some of the walkers.
Sold at: Independent discount stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, and New York sold these baby walkers from January 2000 through January 2006 for between $18 and $22.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bike Pro Inc. at (800) 261-2559 between 9 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.
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