Kids II issued a recall for an estimated 400,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers because a part of them, the “sun” toy attachment, can snap back with force and cause injuries. The recall happened after the manufacturer received nearly 100 consumer complaints.
The product is a baby jumper fitted with a series of colorful toy attachments. Though the product looks as if it’s innocuous, the sun toy attachment has already injured several infants playing with it.
The sun attachment is located on the seat frame of the jumper. It has the nasty habit of snapping backward and rebounding with force, causing injuries to babies. The product has so far caused 61 injuries, which range from bruises and lacerations to a skull fracture in one case, and the faulty part also reportedly chipped the tooth of an adult.
What the problem is with the Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers appears to be a faulty spring mechanism that can snap back with considerable force. According to a report published by the United States Consumer Production Safety Commission (CPSC), the yellow sun, which is attached to the frame on a flexible stalk, “can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard.”
The recalled activity jumpers with model number 90564 were sold at Target, Toys R Us and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com between May 2010 and May 2013.
If you purchased one of these activity jumpers, Kids II is asking consumers to stop using the product immediately and contact Kids II for a free replacement toy attachment.
The recall is also occurring in Canada. About 8,500 of the jumpers are being recalled there, as well.
The product is sold at Toys “R” Us, Target, Amazon.com, and other retail stores for about $90. The distribution period for the recalled product was for the period between May 2010 and May 2013.
The company said in a statement:
Every day, Kids II strives to create the best, most reliable products for you and your child. In doing so, we stay true to our mission of putting the safety and happiness of children and parents first in everything we do.
“Because of this commitment, Kids II, in cooperation with the U.S. Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling approximately 400,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper Sun Toys.”
For a complete list of the date codes included in the recall, visit Kids II or CPSC’s website, or call toll-free at (877) 325-7056 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
It doesn’t take a Baby Einstein, nor an adult one, to realize if your Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers get recalled because the product can cause you or your baby to have an injury, don’t get hopping mad — just contact Kids II and/or the store where you purchased the toy.
Written by: Douglas Cobb