Joovy has recalled 1,500 Zoom Car Seat Adapters that pose a fall hazard to babies and toddlers. It was designed to make things easier for moms and dads on the go, but one recently recalled product could pose a danger to infants and toddlers. Dallas, TX-based Joovy, which makes and distributes infant and youth products, has recalled its popular Zoom Car Seat Adapter, citing a fall hazard. The Zoom adapter uses a child car seat’s existing latching mechanism to attach infant car seats to stroller frames.
Unfortunately, it’s been determined that the adapter clips can loosen from the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard. At the time of this writing, Joovy had received nine reports of incidents involving loose adapters on stroller frames. Though no injuries have been reported, significant risk to your child remains if you continue using the adapter, personal injury and product liability attorneys say. The recall affects about 1,500 adapters sold at independent specialty juvenile retailers nationwide and on Joovy.com between May 2012 and August 2013 for about $25. The adapters are gray with black plastic clips. Affected models include 00945 for Graco, 00946 for Chicco and 00947 for Peg Perego frames.
Look for the Joovy name and the model numbers on the label at the center of the end bar of the adapter. If you own a recalled Joovy Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapter and there has been no injury to your child, call the company toll-free at (855) 251-0759 for a free repair kit that will help assure proper attachment to Zoom stroller frames. If your child has fallen while using one of the adapters, get medical attention immediately – even if there is no immediately apparent injury. Keep the adapter intact and contact a product liability attorney with Jacksonville’s Harrell and Harrell at 800-251-1111.