Three different baby walkers are being recalled for safety reasons.
The recalled baby walkers can fit through a standard doorway and aren’t designed to stop at the edge of a step. The models raising concerns are made by three different manufacturers: Bike Pro, Inc., Ace Han Corp., and Sun Tome Trading Corp.
“Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed,” states a news release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
However, no injuries or accidents have been reported with any of the walkers, the CPSC states.
“Consumers should stop using the recalled walkers immediately and return the walkers to the retailer where purchased for a full refund,” states the CPSC.
Here are details from the CPSC on each of the recalled baby walkers.
Bike Pro Inc. Baby Walker
Nearly 50,000 baby walkers are being recalled. The walkers were sold at independent discount stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, and New York from January 2000 to January 2006 for $18 to $22.
The recalled walkers are intended for babies aged 6 months and older. The walkers are blue, green, pink, and yellow. They have musical activity trays with various toys and themes including rockets and a tank with an army-print cloth seat, lights, and a steering wheel with a teddy bear cloth seat, and a monkey's face with a teddy bear seat cloth. "Baby" and "BEBELOVE" are printed on labels on some of the walkers.
For additional information, contact Bike Pro Inc. at (800) 261-2559 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Ace Han Corp. Baby Walkers
Nearly 1,000 baby walkers are being recalled. The walkers were sold at independent retail stores in New York and Philadelphia from April 2004 through October 2006 for about $20 to $30.
The recalled walkers have eight wheels and an activity tray with interactive toys. The walkers are blue and pink with various designs on the cloth seat. "Imported by Ace Han Corp" is printed on labels on the base of the walkers.
For additional information, contact Ace Han at (800) 521-5115 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
SunTome Trading Corp. Baby Walker
Nearly 600 baby walkers are being recalled. The walkers were sold in retail toy stores nationwide from 2001 to 2006 for about $20. They were originally recalled on July 20, 2001.
The recalled walkers have eight wheels and are sold in various colors including dark blue, pink and white, and pink and red.
The activity trays on the baby walkers have a steering wheel, various rattles, and a mirror or animal themes. The trays play music when the baby pushes a button. "Baby" is printed on a sticker on the tray or the walker's base.
For additional information, contact SunTome Trading Corp. at (888) 786-8663 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
By Miranda Hitti, reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
SOURCE: News release, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.