In a news release, Todson Inc, in conjunction with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issued a voluntary safety recall for their Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats due to laceration and finger amputation hazards they pose to children.
This recall affects about 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats that were available through J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores across the country, as well as online, from January 2009 through April 2012. The recalled bicycle seats can be identified by their model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101, and TCS2102, which are located on the product’s packaging. The recall was set into motion by Todson when the company discovered that children could put their fingers in the opening of the grab bar’s hinge mechanism. If the consumer should lift the grab bar while the child’s fingers are in this opening, the child’s fingertips can become caught in the mechanism. This poses laceration and fingertip amputation hazards to children. The company has, thus far, gotten two reports of injury, including a near amputation that required stitches and a crushed finger.
Consumers are being urged to stop using the bicycle seats at once and to contact the company to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit that will remove the hazard.
As a Lancaster personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar safety recalls in the past and understand the injuries that can come of the use of defective and poorly designed products. If you or your child has suffered an injury due to the use of a defective product, consult a Harrisburg personal injury attorney to talk about your rights as a consumer.Tweet