Topeak child bike seat recall due to amputation hazard

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Grab bar dangerMassachusetts-based Todson Inc. is recalling 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats because children can get their fingers caught in the grab bar hinge.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Todson said two reports of near amputations have been filed about children whose fingertips were caught in the hinge mechanism.

Parents are urged to stop using the seats until they can install a free cover retrofit kit from Todson.

The seats, manufactured in Taiwan and imported by Todson, were sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley and other bike dealers and retailers nationwide from January 2009 through April 2012 for $140 to $180.

Model numbers are TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. “Topeak” is embossed on the seat back and the black foam protector that covers the grab bar, which has a red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar.

For more information, see the press release, or contact Todson at (800) 250-3068 between 9 – 5 ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

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