Child Bicycle Seat Manufacturer Issues Recall
Todson, Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall of Todson’s “Topeak Babyseat II” Bicycle Carrier Seats. The hinged grab bar leaves a space in which a child can fit his or her fingers. If someone tries to lift the child out of the seat while the child’s fingers are in this space, the child’s fingers can be crushed beneath the grab bar, resulting in severe child injury or amputation. The company has already received two complaints in which children required stitches or other emergency care due to crush injuries.
The recall applies to seats with the model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101, and TCS2102. The seats are made of grey plastic and were sold in three models: baby seat, baby seat with rack compatible with disc brakes, and baby seat with rack compatible with non-disc brakes. A black foam protector covers the blue grab bar, which is operated with a red handle. The seats were sold online and through bicycle retail stores between January 2009 and April 2012 for approximately $150 to $180 apiece.
Owners of the recalled child seats should stop using them and contact Todson, which will supply a repair kit free of charge. Once the repairs are made, the seat may be used again.
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