Babybjorn Product Recall

Posted by: , July 28, 2009 in 11:53 pm

babybjorn babysitter balance Babybjorn Product RecallFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BabySwede LLC of Cleveland, Ohio, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is conducting a voluntary safety recall of the BABYBJ?RN? Babysitter Balance and BABYBJ?RN? Babysitter Balance Air, after small metal pieces were found in the padded section of the babysitter’s fabric seat. The recall to inspect the seat padding and attach an updated warning label covers 6,468 Babysitter Balances sold in the U.S.


While no incidents related to the pieces have been reported, BabySwede, the North American distributor, received notification from BabyBj?rn AB, the manufacturer, that two consumers in Japan had found small metal pieces in the padded section of the babysitter’s fabric seat.? After further inspection by BabyBj?rn AB of 15,000 babysitters, five more small metal pieces were found.? As a precaution, BabySwede is performing a voluntary recall of the product.?


The Babysitter Balance subject to this recall is model 0090 and is sold under the brand name “BABYBJ?RN?.” It can be used for infants weighing between 8 pounds and 29 pounds and is sold in five colors: Black/Silver, Black/Red, Dark Blue/Blue, Brown/Beige and White Air.


The Babysitter Balance has been sold nationwide at independent juvenile retailers, mass retailers, Internet retailers, and catalogs from September 2008 through July 2009 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $169.95 for the BABYBJ?RN? Babysitter Balance and $189.95 for the BABYBJ?RN? Babysitter Balance Air.


Consumers should stop using the Babysitter Balance and contact BabySwede LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 for instructions on returning the babysitter for inspection. Consumers may also visit or write to the company at 1157 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH 44134.


About BabyBj?rn

Since 1961 BabyBj?rn, a family-owned Swedish company, has manufactured high quality, innovative products for infants and toddlers. Best known as makers of baby carriers, BabyBj?rn carries more than 15 products in its portfolio. All BabyBj?rn products are tested and certified in Sweden. The company works extensively to eliminate substances that are hazardous to health or the environment in the materials used in manufacturing BabyBj?rn products.


Available in more than 40 countries, BabyBj?rn is a preferred brand with parents around the world. Their award-winning Swedish product designs guarantee quality, safety and style. BabyBj?rn is headquartered in Danderyd, Sweden, just outside Stockholm. BabySwede LLC is the sole distributor of all BabyBj?rn products in the United States and Canada.


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