Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor

Starting date:
August 28, 2013
Posting date:
August 28, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-35303

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Baby Jogger, LLC.

Affected products

Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor

Product description

The Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor is a steel bracket adaptor that will attach to a Baby Jogger stroller and allow the use of a specific car seat. The Car Seat Adaptor is available in three different options:

Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptors affected by this recall:
Item Description Item Numbers Manufactured Dates
*The date of manufacturing is on the packaging only.
Car Seat Adaptor for Single strollers BJ90121 *Manufactured between April 1, 2012 and Sept 20, 2012;
Car Seat Adaptor for Select/Versa strollers BJ90321 Dates appear as year, month day, e.g.: "2012.09.20"
Car Seat Adaptor for Double stroller BJ90221

The Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptors are black in color with green and red plastic pieces.  The car seat adaptors consist of 2 U-shaped, black, aluminum support bars and 2 black plastic adaptors that allow the support bars to attach onto the stroller. Black nylon straps secure the car seat to the adaptor on the stroller. The black support bars are labeled A and B.  The A support bar is the larger of the two U-shaped bars and has a red plastic tip with 10 holes.

Hazard identified

Baby Jogger has found that, in a limited number of instances, when the Car Seat Adaptor is not installed properly into the car seat adaptor brackets, the car seat support bars can fail, posing a fall hazard to children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

In the United States, Baby Jogger has received 47 reports of the car seat adaptor support bars failing and car seats falling to the floor. Reports include two injured infants with bruises to the head and toes.

Number sold

Approximately 6500 units were sold in Canada and approximately 23700 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled car seat adaptors were sold between June 15, 2012 and July 15, 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Baby Jogger, LLC
Richmond
Virginia
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Brands in Motion Ltd.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptors until they receive the free replacement Car Seat Adaptor support bar.

Consumers can call this toll free number, 1-866-774-7177, to obtain a free replacement Car Seat Adaptor support bar.

Baby Jogger has modified the red plastic connection piece in the car seat support bars by inserting a steel rod inside the A bar. These modifications can be found in every Car Seat Adaptor manufactured after September 20, 2012.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.