In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Todson has voluntarily issued a safety recall on all of its Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats (please see photo).
The recall issue is that a child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism. The grab bar is the blue bar in the photo. When the adult lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child's fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.
There have been two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.
This recall involves ALL Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. The model number can be found on the original packaging. "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. There is also a red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar.
If you have this child carrier on your bicycle, please stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest Metro Bicycle Store location for a free hinge cover retrofit kit.
For more information contact Todson at 800-250-3068 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online.