The company that sells Baby Einstein, a popular brand of children's products, has initiated a recall on one of its toys. The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper has been recalled after dozens of children have been injured.
Kids II, the company that owns Baby Einstein, is voluntarily recalling over 400,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper Sun Toys. Reportedly, there have been approximately 100 complaints, with reports of 61 injuries.
The problem with the product lies with a toy sun with a flexible stalk. Media reports indicate if the child pulls on it, it can snap back and injure the baby in the seat.
The Georgia-based Kids II said in its announcement:
The recall includes yellow sun toys made before November 2011. The date code is located in the lower right corner of the sewn-in label at the back of the blue seat pad. Only the following date codes are included in the recall: OD0, OE0, OF0, OG0, OH0, OI0, OJ0, OK0, OL0, OA1, OB1, OC1, OD1, OE1, OF1, OG1, OI1, OJ1, OK1.
Injuries associated with this recall include bruises and lacerations, a head injury, and a case of an adult receiving a chipped tooth.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), this product was made in China and sold in the United States (400,000 toys) and Canada (8,500 toys).
CPSC informed the item was available both in stores and online between May 2010 and May 2013 and sold for about $90.
Parents are being advised to not use the product, the company is offering a free substitute product. Parents can provide information in an online form in order to get their replacement item.
Kids II emphasized products made after November 2011 are not affected by this recall. Current inventories in retail stores should not have affected items on their shelves.