Baby Einstein Recall: Why Is Walt Disney Co. Recalling 400,000 Of Its Infant Jumper Toys? [REPORT]
A Baby Einstein recall has been issued for the Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers after consumers complained that the infant jumper was causing injuries, including one infant whose skull was cracked. The company that makes the Baby Einstein jumper, the Walt Disney Co., is calling back 400,000 of the infant jumpers in the U.S. and 8,500 of them in Canada. The Baby Einstein recall involves model number 90564.
Apparently, one of the product's extensions, a small attachment shaped like a sun, snaps back too quickly and is smacking babies in the head and face. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states on its website:
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The "sun" toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard.
According to the online statement, the commission has received 100 reports of incidents involving the Baby Einstein jumper, including 61 cases of injury. One injury was so severe it caused a skull fracture in the infant. Other injuries involved bruises and lacerations to the face. One adult even chipped a tooth.
News of the Baby Einstein recall quickly spread via social media, as concerned parents began to spread the word, Newsmax reports.
The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers product was sold at Target, Toys R Us and other nationwide retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com. It was on shelves between May 2010 and May 2013, and retailed for about $90.
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