Another baby walker recall… Honestly, I don’t understand why those are still being manufactured. The US CPSC issued a new mandatory rule on baby walkers that is effective on December 21, 2010. The walkers will be required to either: 1) be too wide to fit through a standard doorway, or 2) have features, such as a gripping mechanism, to stop the walker at the edge of a step.
What is the point of putting your baby in a walker if he can’t follow you from one room to the next? Therefore, this new rule makes walkers obsolete, in my opinion. Get an exersaucer, a jumper, or just put your baby directly on the floor to help with motor development. Safety first.
June 22, 2010, Release #10-269
Name of Product: Baby Walkers
Units: About 8,400
Importer: Suntech Enterprises Inc., of Commerce, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled walkers can fit through a standard doorway and fail to have sufficient stair-fall protection to prevent falls down stairs. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The baby walkers have a plastic frame supported by four wheels and eight brake pads. The walkers were sold in blue, pink, and green with a white activity tray and patterned, vinyl seat. Sold at small juvenile product stores in California, Illinois, New York and Texas from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $25 and $30.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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