Anyone who had one or more straps break or come loose on their Cosco Kids Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of reports that the activity center’s support straps can snap or unhook, causing babies to dangle sideways or fall from the product.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on the product and potentially force Cosco to recall or fix the activity centers.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with parents and caregivers who’ve purchased Cosco Kids’ Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center and had its straps break or come loose.
Some parents are saying the activity center – which is advertised as safe for children up to 25 pounds and 30 inches tall – comes equipped with straps that can unexpectedly snap in two or unhook from the frame structure even when babies smaller than these maximum measurements are using the product.
According to online complaints from Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center owners, the seat can fall sideways or flip upside down when the support straps fail, causing the baby to dangle or fall.
Attorneys are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed over a potential design defect in the baby bouncers – but first, they need to speak with more people who have experienced these issues.
Parents Complain Online About Activity Center
Parents are complaining in online reviews that their babies have fallen out of or dangled from Cosco Kids’ Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center after one or more of the product’s straps broke or came unhooked. Several consumers have reported injuries in their little ones, and many have voiced concerns that the 3-in-1 play center, bouncer and jumper poses a serious safety hazard.
A sample of their complaints can be found below [sic throughout]:
I’d give this product 0 stars if I could. As another parent left a similar review, mine is about the same - not one but TWO of the cables snapped while my son was bouncing in this. Even with me standing there, with two cables snapping, he fell quicker than I could get him causing him to hit his head on the floor and now has a pump knot on his forehead. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT FOR ANY CHILD IN YOUR CARE - whether they’re your child, grandchild, niece/nephew, or you’re just watching them, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT.” — Madeleine, CoscoKids.com
We’ve had it for maybe a month. My 6 month old son was just sitting in it today, when the pre-assembled strap end snapped. He’s 19lbs. We were fortunate he landed half- sideways. This should never happen. Do not purchase this product.” — Tyler, Walmart.com
My daughter was in this today and one of the 3 straps that hold it up broke causing the seat to almost flip her out. This thing is so unsafe. If I hadn’t been able to catch her it would’ve flipped her out and could’ve seriously injured my child. Unacceptable.” — Heather S., CoscoKids.com
Broke twice with my baby in it! The hook came unhooked holding one of the sides, i figured maybe I just wasn’t paying good attention when putting it together so i fixed it and made sure to do it correct. It just happened again with him in it! He didn’t get hurt luckily. This is ridiculous and not safe at all! I preferred a few months ago but he’s just now big enough to get in it (6 months 15lbs) and it’s just not stable at all!” — Ryley, Walmart.com
… I had ours for 4.5 months before it crashed and the strap snapped at the connection/sewed point. She’s 7.5 months and 25th percentile for weight so it’s not because she’s a heavy baby!! She was just standing in it when it broke and came crashing down” — WME, Walmart.com
The S clip holding the strap into the seat fell off and the seat flipped leaving my kid hanging basically upside down. i bought 2 one for my kid and one for my sister in laws kid and i want my money back for both. waste of money and definitely not safe!” — Grace, CoscoKids.com
My 4 month old son was casually sitting in the bouncer thank god I was the close by one of the straps just came unhooked and my son was hanging. He wasn’t bouncing or anything it literally just snapped” — Neya, CoscoKids.com
How Could a Lawsuit Help? What About a Recall?
If successful, a class action lawsuit could help consumers get back the money they spent on their Cosco Kids Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center. It could also force the company to recall the baby bouncer or change its design.
As of June 2023, Consumer Reports has recommended that parents and caregivers stop using the activity center in light of numerous complaints that its support straps are prone to breaking. The nonprofit organization is urging for a recall of Cosco Jump, Spin & Play Activity Centers and has reportedly alerted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to the issue.
This wouldn’t be the first time Cosco has sold potentially dangerous baby bouncers. In 2001, the company voluntarily recalled about 171,000 Bungee Baby Jumpers after receiving 82 reports of the product’s bungee cord detaching and the bouncer falling to the floor. According to the CPSC, at least 15 babies suffered injuries.