October 10, 2002Bikepro Has Recalled Baby
Rivera, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Bikepro, Inc. has recalled
about 50,000 baby walkers.
The baby walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to
stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these baby walkers could be
seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.
Bikepro, Inc. has not received any reports of injuries involving these
walkers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
The recalled walkers are intended for babies age 6 months or older. The
walkers are blue, green, pink and yellow. They have a musical tray, a thick
foamed padded seat and some are equipped with stoppers on the side. These
model numbers are recalled: 305, 308RK, 309STP, 384, 386, 388, 388STP,
389STP, 392STP, 393STP, 395 and 399STP. The model numbers are located on the
outside of each box. The baby walkers bear a warning label that states in
part: "WARNING: NOTE: NEVER LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED" or "NEVER LEAVE YOUR
BABY ALONE IN THIS BABY WALKER" or "USE ONLY FOR CHILDREN WHO CAN SIT
UNASSISTED." The baby walkers may bear a label stating "BEBELOVE."
Independent discount stores located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas,
Michigan, Missouri and New York sold these baby walkers from January 2000
through August 2001 for between $18 and $22.
Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately and return them to the
store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, contact
Bikepro, Inc. at (800) 261-2559between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through
CPSC worked with industry to revise the voluntary standard for baby walkers
to address injuries from falls down stairs. The revised standard was
published in 1997. Children falling down stairs in walkers have accounted
for most baby walker-related injuries. New walkers that meet the voluntary
standard have special features that stop the walker at the top step. Baby
walker-related injuries to children under 15 months old have declined over
60 percent from an estimated 20,100 in 1995 to 7,400 in 2000.