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Evenflo Exersaucer Mega activity center for babies.

Model #: 6161649L3
Manufactured date: Feb. 1, 2007
Baby
Nursery Equipment & Supplies
Baby Exercisers (1520)
Evenflo Company, Inc.    
Evenflo Exersaucer Mega
6161649 L3
2/1/2007  
 
9-month old baby falls out of Evenflo Exersaucer Mega, manufactured on Feb. 1, 2007. Baby was on tippy toes and leaned herself over and fell out. Baby hit head on the floor, luckily diagnosed at the ER with minor acute closed head injury. Baby is 28" tall.

This product unit does not have any indication printed on it as to when baby must discontinue use of product based on baby's height. The only information printed is to discontinue when baby is walking.

Product manual says to discontinue when baby is over 30" tall or can stand flat-footed in the unit.

I want to alert the manufacturer to change their guidelines for when baby must discontinue using product based on height. This product is already dangerous to a baby 28" tall!

Also, manufacturer MUST PRINT ON THE PRODUCT ITSELF VERY CLEARLY WHEN TO DISCONTINUE PRODUCT BASED ON HEIGHT. (revised guidelines to 28" tall.)
5/18/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
My Child
Female
0 years 9 months
No
No
No
sent an ALERT email to Evenflo.
Yes
N/A
Comment from Evenflo Company, Inc. 6/18/2012
The consumer reported to the CPSC that her child fell out of an Evenflo ExerSaucer® Mega stationary activity center and bumped her head. As verified by an independent third-party laboratory, however, the ExerSaucer Mega stationary activity center fully complies with all of the stability and tip-over requirements of ASTM F2012 when used in accordance with the product instructions and warnings. After learning of this report, Evenflo contacted the consumer to gather more information to determine how the incident occurred. Contrary to the information in the CPSC report, the consumer told Evenflo that her child was unattended when the incident occurred and that she had been using the activity center at a height setting which allowed her daughter to stand flat-footed in the unit. The instructions and product labels warn against both (i) leaving children unattended and; and (ii) allowing a child to be flatfooted in the unit, as either can lead to injury or permit a child access to potential household hazards if able to climb out of the activity center. Despite the guidance provided by the on-product labels and the instructions regarding flat footedness and precisely when a child should discontinue use of the product, this product was being used at the middle height adjustment when the incident occurred and could have been elevated to the highest position to permit continued use by a child properly tip-toed in the unit. Based on the consumer’s statements to Evenflo, the company concludes that the consumer was using the product contrary to stated warnings. By permitting her unattended child to be flat-footed in the activity center, this consumer created a situation in which her child had sufficient leverage to climb out of the activity center.

Evenflo encourages all consumers who have feedback about our products to contact our ParentLink consumer resource center at 1-800-233-5921 or on the web at www.evenflo.com.

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.