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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2004
Release #04-225
Firm’s Hotline: (718) 332-3450
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, PlayKids USA Announce Recall of Baby Walkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: PlayKids USA baby walkers

Units: About 1,600

Manufacturer: PlayKids USA, Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These baby walkers were sold under the brand name “Playkids USA.” They have model numbers PLK94STP, PLT95STP, PLK2000RC, PLK95, PLK94, PLK98STP, PLK2000 or PLK300 on the package and on a sewn-in label on the seat back. The plastic walkers have eight snap-in wheels, an activity tray with toy wheels, knobs and lights, and a padded fabric seat. They come in a variety of colors and seat fabrics. The sewn-in seat label also reads “PLAYKIDS U.S.A. BROOKLYN, NY 11229 MADE IN TAIWAN.”

Sold at: Small independent specialty juvenile retailers nationwide sold the baby walker from February 2003 through April 2004 for between $29 and $39.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled walkers immediately and contact PlayKids to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: PlayKids USA, Inc. at (718) 332-3450 collect between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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