July 21, 2000Child Injuries Prompt
Fisher-Price to Recall 882,000 Baby Jumper Seats
Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts) -
Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 882,000 Hop, Skip, baby jumper seats. The Hop,
Skip, Jumper is an activity seat for babies to sit in while suspended from a doorway.
There is a spring attached to a suspension strap, allowing babies to use their feet to
bounce up and down, while being supported by the seat. The spring that suspends the jumper
seat from the doorway can break. Babies can fall to the ground and suffer serious
Fisher-Price has received 80 reports of the springs breaking. Twenty babies have been
injured. The injuries include nine lacerations to heads, five of which required stitches
or staples, a dislocated tailbone, a black eye and bumps, bruises and scrapes.
Only model numbers 9144 and 9146 are being recalled. The model number is molded into the
underside of the plastic tray attached to the soft seat. The jumper is red and blue, or
all blue, with a bright yellow propeller decoration on the front of the seat.
"Fisher-Price" is written on the front of the tray. Fisher-Price will help
consumers determine if they have a recalled jumper.
The Hop, Skip, Jumpers were sold by mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount
stores from January 1987 through January 1994 for about $25.
Consumers should stop using the jumpers immediately. Fisher-Price will provide a free
repair kit with a new, suspension strap to support the jumper seat if the spring breaks.
The repair can be done quickly and easily in the home.
To participate in this recall, or for
more information, consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 821-0077 anytime.
The product remedies are available only through Fisher-Price. Consumers also can visit the
Fisher-Price Customer Service page here for
more information (product recall information is under "Step 3").
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers July 21, 2000.
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