Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats recalled

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Recall news from the AP via the Post-Gazette:

BICYCLE CHILD CARRIER SEATS

DETAILS: Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats imported by Todson Inc. with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. The gray, plastic seats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. They were sold between Jan. 2009 and April 2012.

WHY: Children can suffer lacerations or amputations to fingertips if they get caught in the opening at the grab bar’s hinge mechanism when being removed.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.

HOW MANY: About 40,000.

FOR MORE: Call Todson at 800-250-3068 or visit http://www.todson.com


Steven
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Also:

BICYCLES

DETAILS: 18 models of women’s and men’s bicycles made by Public Bikes Inc. The bicycles are various colors and sizes. “Public” or “Publicbikes.com” is printed on either the bicycle chain guard or the rear fender. The bicycles have a metal “badge” at the top of the down tube with a number stamped on it. Recalled badge numbers are 1-5843, 5845, 12560, 20743 and 20757. The “Apple” model, which has no badge, is also included. The word “Wellgo” is embossed on both the top and bottom of the pedals. All bicycles with Wellgo pedals are included in this recall. The bicycles were sold from April 2010 to Jan. 2012.

WHY: The pedals can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

INCIDENTS: 24 reports of pedals cracking, but no reported injuries.

HOW MANY: About 4,100

FOR MORE: Call Public Bikes at 855-840-1400 or visit http://www.publicbikes.com

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