Esbjerg, November 22th 2021
Sebra Baby Gym recall
With immediate effect, Sebra Interiør ApS is recalling the Baby Gym activity centre from consumers – article numbers 300530015 and 3005306, batch numbers 106398, 2357, 2356, 2250 and 2073 – as the cords on which the activity toys are suspended can come apart, whereby the wooden parts can fall off the activity center causing small parts / balls. Small parts / balls present a serious choking hazard for small children.
The batch number can be found at the joint between the two arches.
The product has been on the market since April 2018 and sold through Sebra’s retailers – shops and online stores, mainly in Europe.
If you bought the product, take it away from your child immediately and contact the retailer where you purchased it.
Sebra has contacted retailers who sold the product and sales of the product have been stopped. Production has also been stopped.
Sebra Interiør ApS
DK-6715 Esbjerg N
Background to the voluntary recall
At Sebra, product quality and safety are of utmost importance, which is why we have implemented a voluntary recall.
In November, Sebra received an enquiry from an attentive parent who noticed that the cords on which the activity toys were suspended had started to come apart, causing some wooden parts to fall off the activity centre. In this case, the Baby Gym had been used with one child without any issue, but it had then been passed on to the next child in the family, which is when the parent became aware of the problem. Despite the fact that the Baby Gym has passed tensile tests and is compliant with applicable safety standards (Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC) for toys for children under 3 years of age, Sebra decided to launch an investigation based on the above incident.
It turns out that the cord we chose for the product, a strong material also used for mountaineering equipment, needs to be replaced about every 3 years to maintain its durability and strength. Exposure to sunlight may shorten its shelf life. A Baby Gym should therefore not suffer from this problem when new, but after a number of years – or in the event of inappropriate exposure to sunlight – it could present a safety issue.