Topeak Babyseats Recalled: Finger Amputation & Laceration Hazard

Todson Inc. has issued a recall of its Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats because of the possible risk of laceration and fingertip amputation. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, children can place their fingers in the opening at the grab bar’s hinge. When the carrier is lifted, children’s fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a possible fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child. Todson Inc. has received two reports of injuries, including a crushed finger and a near amputation that required stitches.
The recalled carrier’s (shown below) have model numbers of TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. The seats were sold nationwide and online at REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, and other retail stores from January 2009 through April 2012. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled seats.
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Companies such as Todson should take the safety and the protection of its customers and consumers very seriously. A company’s duty to the public requires it to take immediate action upon being informed of a potential defect with its product. To properly carry out this duty, a company should have systems in place, which allow it to trace and account for all potentially affected products and then quarantine or destroy any remaining inventory.
The attorneys of Jones Ward PLC represent hundreds of persons all across the country who have been injured by defective products, prescription drugs and medical devices. If you or someone you know has been injured by any type of defective or recalled product, contact attorney Terrance Massey. You can reach him by phone at (502) 882-6000 or by email at tj@jonesward.com.

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