When Texas parents buy child safety products for their children, they have a right to expect that the manufacturer has tested the product thoroughly, and that the product is proven safe for their children to use as instructed. In some cases, however, parents end up finding out the hard way that a product is not as safe as the manufacturer or the store claims. In some cases, a child may be injured by such a defect in a product that is supposed to keep them safe.
This week, Baby Jogger announced a recall of many older models of its car seat adaptors for strollers, because the adaptors represent a potential fall hazard. The adaptors are used to secure the car seats onto specific Baby Jogger strollers. The Single (model number BJ90121) is a basic $60 model that fits single strollers. The $100 Baby Jogger Double (model number BJ90221) works only on double strollers. The Select/Versa (model number BJ90321) fits specialty Select and Versa model strollers. All of the models are equipped with two U-shaped, black aluminum support bars, and two black pieces of plastic, which attach onto the Baby Jogger strollers and are supposedly designed to keep the child in place.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to date the company has received 47 complaints in which parents or caregivers say the support bars have failed, resulting in the car seat falling from the stroller onto the floor. There have also been reports of two infants being injured. One received a head injury and the other received an injury to the toes. The CPSC is still investigating, and is interested in receiving reports about any other incidents involving these adaptors.
The Baby Jogger adaptors were sold at a variety of online retailers including Amazon, Albee Baby, and diapers.com. They were also sold at a number of brick-and-mortar children’s stores nationwide, including Buy Buy Baby. The adaptors were manufactured between April 1 and Sept. 30, 2012, and sold between June 2012 and June 2013.
Any consumer who has purchased one of these devices are advised to stop using the car seat adaptors immediately and call Baby Jogger at (877) 506-2213 to get free replacement bars. If you or someone you know owns one of these car seat adaptors, follow the instructions for the recall. If your child has been injured because of a defective child safety product, please contact the experienced Texas Consumer Product Safety Attorneys at Hill Law Firm as soon as possible, in order to protect your rights.