In a scary product recall announcement, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says that it has received some alarming reports of injury related to the BebeLove baby walkers. The walkers include a toy tray and a foam seat and are designed for babies age six months and older.
According to the safety announcement, the walkers failed to meet required standards for similar products. The BebeLove walker style number 358 has not been designed to stop at the edge of a step, an important feature that is designed to avoid serious injuries to young children sustained from falling down a flight of stairs. The walkers with style number 368 have leg openings that are too large and which can allow children to slide down in the seat so that their head could become trapped in the neck, leading to choking and possibly even death.
The 358 models of walkers have a green, pink or orange musical tray with a white toy bar and solid colored seats. The 368 model includes a green, pink or white musical tray with a yellow toy bar and printed patterned seats. Both models have numbers printed on a labor near the bottom of the base of the seat and “BEBELOVE” printed on the back of the walkers.
The CPSC says that it has recalled nearly 4,000 of the BebeLove walkers and is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled walkers. The products at issue were manufactured in China and sold to American consumers through Amazon.com and Overstock.com as well as some retail stores in the western U.S.
It’s truly scary for parents to imagine that something as seemingly safe as a baby walker could potentially endanger your child’s life. Though many companies do a good job monitoring quality control, the reality is that some fall down on the job, potentially endangering the safety of your young child.
If your child or someone you know has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to hold the company that manufactured the faulty device accountable for their actions by filing a civil claim for compensation. Read the following article to begin learning about your legal rights and options when a faulty product leads to injuries.
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