Amputation hazard brings baby bicycle seat recall.

April 10, 2012

The Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle (4/6, Foster) reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a consumer alert advising consumers to stop using an infant baby bicycle seat due to a possible amputation hazard. The agency says that Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats imported from Taiwan, following two incidents of lacerations and nearly amputated fingertips when the grab bar used to attach and remove the seat from the bicycle is used while children have their fingers on the mechanism’s opening. The company, which is cooperating with the agency, is making available free retrofit kits to render the seats safe and has set up a toll-free phone line for consumers.