Zeno Inc. has recalled about 1,355 infant walkers that fail to meet a federal safety standard and could pose the danger of fall and entrapment.
According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard. These dangers put young children at serious risk.
Recalled Infant Walkers
In addition, the walkers have leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck. The CPSC warns that babies using these walkers could be seriously injured or killed. This recall involves Zeno collapsible infant walkers with adjustable height settings. The walkers have a black, teal, pink, or gray frame, a gray or black seat, and a white, teal, or pink tray. Some styles have toy attachments and push handles and the word “Babywalker” sewn on the back of the seat.
If you have one of these walkers at home, you should stop using them right away and contact Zeno via email to receive a shipping label to return the infant walker free of charge. Upon receipt of the walker, consumers will be issued a full refund of the purchase price. Zeno is notifying all purchasers of these products directly. So far, there have been no know injuries or deaths caused by these recalled walkers. The products made in China were sold online at Walmart.com from October 2018 through August 2021 for between $130 and $160.
Injuries and Deaths Involving Nursery Products
According to CPSC, in 2019, there were about 60,600 emergency department-treated injuries associated with nursery products among children under 5. Falls were the leading cause of injury, and children most frequently sustained injuries to the head and face. A diagnosis of internal organ injury, contusion/abrasion, or laceration was associated with most injuries.
When a dangerous or defective product causes serious injury or death, victims or families of deceased victims have rights. Injured victims can file a product liability claim against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, permanent injury, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking damages. An experienced product liability lawyer will advise victims or families in such cases regarding their legal rights and options.