|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (787) 758-5848
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 800
Manufacturer: My Way Corp., of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hazard: The walkers violate the baby walker voluntary standard and 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: None reported.
Description: The recalled walkers were sold for babies 6 months and older. The walkers were sold in the following colors: pink, red, green, blue, and ivory. The walkers have an activity tray with a steering wheel and other toys. "My Way Corp" is printed on a sticker on the front of the walker.
Sold at: Independent discount stores in Puerto Rico from November 2004 through March 2008 for between $18 and $25.
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 My Way Corp. collect at (787) 758-5848 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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