ValcoBaby Booster Seats Recalled Due to Fall Hazard




From a press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: ValcoBaby “Joey” booster toddler seats for strollers

Units: About 975

Importer: Unique Baby Products USA LLC, d/b/a ValcoBaby, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The spring button mechanism securing the booster toddler seat to the baby stroller can disengage, allowing for the carried toddler to fall.

Incidents: The firm has received two reports of a child falling from the booster toddler seat after it disengaged from the stroller. No injuries were reported.

Description: The product is a booster toddler seat, both single and twin, designed to attach to Valco “Tri-Mode” and “Zee” strollers. Only booster seats with batch numbers 3111, 7819, 7822 and 7831 and model number TOD1058, TOD9109 and ZEE0649 are included in the recall. The batch and model numbers are printed on a label attached to the product frame. The seats have a black color fabric seat on white metal base frame.

Sold: Various juvenile product stores, websites and the firm’s website valcobaby.com nationwide from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $80 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these toddler booster seats immediately and contact ValcoBaby to arrange for a free replacement attachment mechanism.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact ValcoBaby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.valcobaby.com/warranty-registration/recall-joey.html or email us at [email protected]

Location of connector piece on recalled booster seat               Picture of recalled booster seat

Detail of recalled booster seat frame showing location of model number and batch number

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov