Recall: ValcoBaby "Joey" Booster Toddler Seats For Strollers
On 2012-10-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding ValcoBaby "Joey" Booster Toddler Seats For Strollers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2011 for about $80 to $100.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Valco Baby stroller seat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th recall of products in the Strollers category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 13 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 610-7850
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What is the problem?
The spring button mechanism securing the booster toddler seat to the baby stroller can disengage, allowing for the carried toddler to fall.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Various juvenile product stores, websites and the firm's website valcobaby.com nationwide from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $80 and $100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using these toddler booster seats immediately and contact ValcoBaby to arrange for a free replacement attachment mechanism.
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 www.valcobaby.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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