The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 3,600 BebeLove Baby Walkers, which fail to meet federal safety standards and pose injury risks to babies.
The BebeLove style number 358 walker can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard. The leg openings on style 368 allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed, the CPSC warns.
The recalled BebeLove walkers are intended for babies six months and older. The walkers have a plastic-covered foam padded seat with a plastic base and toy tray. Model 358 walkers have a green, pink, or orange musical tray with a white toy bar and solid colored seats. Model 368 walkers have green, pink or white musical tray with a yellow toy bar and print pattern seats. The model number is printed on a label on the rear bottom inside of the base. “BEBELOVE” is printed on a label on the seat back and on the base of the walkers. The walkers were sold for about $25 at retail stores in Arizona, California, and Utah and online at Amazon.com and Overstock.com from November 2011 through July 2013.
The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled walkers and contact the company for a free repair kit. BebeLove can be reached toll-free at 888.464.1218 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or online at www.bebeloveusa.com. Click on “Recall Contact” for more information.