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Baby Einstein Recall: Product Causes Skull Fracture, Facial Lacerations

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Baby Einstein recalls product after multiple injuries to infants playing with the "sun" toy attachment. Kids II / UPSC

Kids II has issued a voluntary recall of one of its Baby Einstein products after the manufacturer received nearly 100 consumer complaints.

The incidents include 61 injuries, ranging from bruises, lacerations to the face and skull fractures. In addition, the faulty part reportedly chipped the tooth of an adult.

The product is the Baby Einstein "Musical Motion Activity Jumper" — a baby jumper fitted with a series of colorful toy attachment. Despite its innocuous appearance, the "sun" toy attachment has already injured several infants playing with it, and the manufacturer is now urging all consumers to contact them for a replacement.

The culprit appears to be a faulty spring mechanism that can snap back with considerable force. The yellow sun, which is attached to the frame on a flexible stalk, "can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard," according to a report published by the United States Consumer Production Safety Commission (CPSC).

According CPSC, over 400,000 units are being recalled from the U.S and Canada.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Kids II for a replacement toy attachment," the report said.

The product is sold at Toys "R" Us, Target, Amazon.com, and other retail stores for about $90. The distribution period for the recalled product was between May 2010 and May 2013.

"Every day, Kids II strives to create the best, most reliable products for you and your child. In doing so, we stay true to our mission of putting the safety and happiness of children and parents first in everything we do," the company said in a statement.

"Because of this commitment, Kids II, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling approximately 400,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper Sun Toys."

For a complete list of the date codes included in the recall, visit Kids II or CPSC's website, or call toll-free at (877) 325-7056 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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