BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air Bouncers Recalled




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.

Name of Product: BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance and BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs

Units: About 6,500

Importer: BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, OH.

Manufacturer: BabyBjörn AB, of Sweden

Hazard: Small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves the BabyBjörn’s Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers.  These bouncing chairs for babies have a red safety latch on the height adjustment mechanism and a plastic footrest with the BabyBjörn® logo.  Recalled models and colors are:

BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance:

Black/Red; Model #009064US

Black/Silver; Model #009065US

Dark Blue/Blue; Model #009066US

Brown/Beige; Model #009069US

BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance Air:

White; Model 009001US

Sold by: Baby product retailers and various mass merchants nationwide, online retailers and catalogs from September 2008 through July 2009.  The Babysitter Balance sold for about $170, and the Babysitter Balance Air for about $190.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using both Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs and contact BabySwede LLC for instructions on how to return the recalled products for inspection and relabeling. If any metal pieces are found through inspection, the consumer will be provided with a new BabyBjörn® Babysitter Balance product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact BabySwede, LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.babyswede.com