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Bicycle Child Carrier Seats Recalled Due to Laceration & Amputation Hazards

Posted on Apr 13, 2012

Last week, about 40,000 Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats were recalled after severe injuries to children's fingers. A child's finger can be caught in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard when the child is removed from the seat.

The description of the seat is as follows:

  • Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102;
  • model numbers are printed on the product's packaging;
  • babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack;
  • "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar; and
  • a red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.

The bicycle carrier seats were sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores nationwide and online at REI.com from January 2009 through April 2012 for between $140 and $180.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using these carrier seats and contact Todson to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.

When a dangerous or defective product leads to serious injuries, compensation may be available. To see if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing, you should immediately seek assistance from a Pennsylvania and New Jersey defective product attorney.

An attorney will explain the options you may have available and whether you could be entitled to receive rewards for your injuries. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case – 1-877-944-8396.

**DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide legal advice.  Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. 

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