|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2009
Release # 09-287
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 424-0200
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: BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs
Units: About 6,500
Importer: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, OH.
Manufacturer: BabyBjörn AB, of Sweden
Hazard: Small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recall involves the BabyBjörn's Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers. These bouncing chairs for babies have a red safety latch on the height adjustment mechanism and a plastic footrest with the BabyBjörn® logo. Recalled models and colors are:
BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance:Black/Red; Model #009064US
Black/Silver; Model #009065US
Dark Blue/Blue; Model #009066US
Brown/Beige; Model #009069US
BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air:White; Model 009001US
Sold by: Baby product retailers and various mass merchants nationwide, online retailers and catalogs from September 2008 through July 2009. The Babysitter Balance sold for about $170, and the Babysitter Balance Air for about $190.
Manufactured in: Sweden
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using both Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs and contact BabySwede LLC for instructions on how to return the recalled products for inspection and relabeling. If any metal pieces are found through inspection, the consumer will be provided with a new BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact BabySwede, LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.babyswede.com
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