Baby Jumpers Recalled Over 'Impact' Risk
An Atlanta-based toy company has recalled more than 400,000 baby jumpers after reports of 61 injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper, made by Kids II, is an infant jumper equipped with plastic toys. But one of those toys - a plastic sun attached by a bendy base - has caused bruises, cuts and a skull fracture, according to reports submitted to the company.
An adult also sustained a chipped tooth, according to the reports.
"The 'sun' toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard," the CPSC said in a statement, noting that Kids II has received 100 incident reports relating to the attachment. "Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Kids II for a replacement toy attachment."
Calls to Kids II were not immediately returned.
The recall includes jumpers with the model number 90564, which were sold at Target, Toys R Us and other stores nationwide between May 2010 and May 2013, according to the CPSC. The jumpers, which retail for about $90, were also sold online at Amazon.com.
Parents have had mixed reactions to the recall, according to Elena Mauer, deputy editor of TheBump.com.
"Some people who have [the jumper] at home and have never had a problem were actually upset that it's being recalled, which is surprising because I think in general most parents would rather be safe than sorry. Then we had some people saying they did have problems. One person said the sun hit her son in the face a few times," she said.
"I think everyone wants the safest situation for their child," Mauer added, noting that 66,000 people have read about the recall at TheBump.com. "You watch babies so closely, but they still can get into so much trouble."