Suntech Baby Walkers Recalled

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WASHINGTON, DC (CPSC)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 8,400

Importer: Suntech Enterprises Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Small juvenile product stores in California, Illinois, New York and Texas from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $25 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the walkers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Note: This recall is being conducted voluntarily, however, 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.

 

Information Provided By: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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