(KMOV)-- Topeak has recalled 40,000 Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats after they received reports of children getting their fingers inside the grab bar's hinge mechanism. Some reported near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.
These seats were sold at J&B Imports, REI Action and Hawley, on line and other retail stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2012.
The gray, plastic babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.
For more information contact Todson at 800-250-3068 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://store.todson.com .