Aug 8, 2000Safety 1st Recalls 170,000 Baby
Walkers for Repair
MA (SafetyAlerts) - Safety 1st Inc.
is voluntarily recalling to repair about 170,000 Mobile "4 Wheelin" Walkers,
which are shaped like cars. Babies can lose their lower teeth when the teeth are caught in
parts of the three-spoke steering wheels. Also, on some of these walkers, the telephone
could break apart, releasing small parts and posing a choking hazard.
Safety 1st has received eight reports of babies catching their teeth in parts of the
three-spoke steering wheels. Six babies lost lower front teeth. There also are 44 reports
of the telephone button loosening. One 6-month-old baby girl gagged on a telephone button
from a phone that came apart.
The Mobile "4 Wheelin" Walker is intended for babies 6 months old until the age
they begin to walk. The walker has a green body, and includes a three-spoke steering wheel
with squeaking horn, clicking keys, two rearview mirrors and a phone with electronic ring.
Model number 45701, 45701A or 45701B is written underneath the walker tray.
Only walkers with these model numbers are part of the recall. Other writing under the body
includes, "Made in the U.S.A.,(1997," and "Safety 1st, Inc." Mass
merchandise, juvenile products and major discount department stores nationwide sold the
walkers from April 1998 through April 1999 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately, and contact Safety 1st to receive a
free, replacement steering wheel and electronic telephone with installation instructions.
To order repair kits, call Safety 1st at (800) 964-8489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or write to Consumer Relations Dept., Safety 1st Inc., 45 Dan Road,
Canton, MA 02021.
This recall does not include walkers with model number 45701C, 45701D, 45704 or 45705.
These models have different steering wheel and phone designs.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 8, 2000.
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