SunTech Enterprises Inc., of Commerce, California, has recalled about 8,400 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Baby Walkers due to fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
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. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported; however, the CPSC urges consumers to report incident or injury reports via its Website at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
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. Item number WK110 or WK112 is printed on the side of the packaging.
The recalled SunTech Enterprises Baby Walkers, which were manufactured in China, were sold at small juvenile product stores in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $25 and $30.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled SunTech Enterprises Baby Walkers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Suntech Enterprises can be reached toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
The CPSC notes that while this recall is being conducted voluntarily, in May 2010, 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.