March 27, 2001Cosco Recalls Bungee Baby
Columbus, 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
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 www.coscoinc.com.
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.
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