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March 27, 2001

Cosco Recalls Bungee Baby Jumpers

Cosco Recalls Bungee Baby JumpersColumbus, IN (SafetyAlerts) - Cosco Inc. (Cosco) is voluntarily recalling about 171,000 bungee baby jumpers. The Bungee Baby Jumper allows a baby to bounce while supported in a seat by an elastic "bungee cord," suspended from a doorway.

Metal clasps can detach from the bungee cord, causing the unit to fall to the floor. Babies can suffer injuries from the fall.

Cosco has received 82 reports of the bungee jumper falling to the floor. Fifteen babies suffered bumps, bruises and scratches, the majority of which were to the head.

Only model numbers 04-461 and 04-468 are being recalled. The model number is located on the bottom of the tray. Model number 04-461 is the Bungee Jumper and model 04-468 is the Bungee Combo Pack, which consists of the Bungee Jumper and parts to convert the Bungee Jumper to a stationary exerciser. The stationary exerciser, called the Bungee Bouncer Exerciser, is not part of this recall. Manufacturing dates range from May 1996 through December 2000.

Both bungee baby jumper models have a multi-colored fabric seat with a white plastic frame with a red foam trim. Three yellow cords connect the seat to a blue plastic strap holder, which says "Cosco." Above the blue plastic strap holder is a thick yellow strap, which connects to a green bungee cord. The bungee cord attaches to a blue door hook.

Juvenile product, mass merchandise, discount department and specialty stores nationwide sold the Bungee Baby Jumpers from May 1996 through March 2001 for about $40 to $50.

Consumers should stop using the bungee baby jumpers immediately and contact Cosco at (800) 314-9327 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free repair kit. The repair kit also can be ordered through their web site at

Editors Note: At press time, the company involved in this recall was still attempting to set up the phone system and personnel to assist consumers with this recall. The 800 number listed above may not be in place until the week of March 29, 2001.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 27, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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