Recall: 8,400 baby walkers from Suntech Enterprises

Consumer Reports News: June 24, 2010 05:08 AM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Suntech Enterprises Inc., of Commerce, Calif., this week announced a voluntary recall of 8,400 baby walkers (they do not have a brand-name).

The recalled walkers can fit through a standard doorway and fail to have sufficient stair-fall protection to prevent falls down stairs. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. No injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recalled baby walkers have a plastic frame supported by four wheels and eight brake pads. The walkers were sold in blue, pink, and green, with a white activity tray and patterned vinyl seat. Item numbers WK110 or WK112 are printed on the side of the packaging. They were sold at small juvenile product stores in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $25 and $30. They were manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the walkers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell this or any recalled consumer product. For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

In May 2010, the CPSC issued a new, mandatory rule on baby walkers that is effective on December 21, 2010. The walkers will then be required to either:

1) be too wide to fit through a standard doorway, or
2) have features, such as a gripping mechanism, to stop the walker at the edge of a step

Related:

  • CPSC recalls baby walkers due to fall hazard

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