July 24, 2001Basic Comfort Inc. Recalls
Infant Seat Pads
Denver, CO (SafetyAlerts)
- Basic Comfort Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 16,000 infant seat pads. The seat pad
has two shoulder straps that create a v-shaped opening around the head and neck,
presenting a strangulation hazard to young children.
Basic Comfort received one report of an 8-month old girl who was caught by the neck in the
shoulder straps of the seat pad after falling sideways off a chair. The child was removed
from the seat pad without injury.
The seat pad was sold under The Baby Sitter brand name. The infant seat pad is designed to
restrain a child on a chair in a sitting position. It has a padded back and seat. The seat
pad is attached to a chair by Velcro straps attached to the sides of the pad. The front of
the seat pad has two straps attached near the top of the pad that go over a child's
shoulders and connect to a single crotch strap. The seat pad is a denim blue color with
white restraint straps.
Department and juvenile products stores nationwide including JC Penney and One Step Ahead
sold these infant seat pads from October 1998 through May 2001 for about $11.
Consumers should stop using the infant pads immediately and contact Basic Comfort at (800)
456-8687 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT to receive a replacement.
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