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 atJ&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.
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