Wow, a recall at one of the mini majors of the indie baby gear market. A recent batch of Oeuf Hang-Out Baby Loungers have been recalled by the company and CPSC after six reports of the tubular steel frame failing. So far, no injuries have been reported.
Details are in the CPSC recall announcement--which went out in April, how'd I miss this?--but the Loungers were sold between Sept. 2006 and March 2007, through both online and offline retailers. The company is offering a repair kit to strengthen the frame.
One interesting datapoint for your parent company business plan: the Lounger was one of Oeuf's first breakout products, and it's been in the market for almost exactly three years. Oeuf easily has as good a distribution network as anyone in the modern design market. Meanwhile, the number of affected Bouncers sold is "about 1,400" Loungers, or 200/month.
If your sales projections have you doing better than that in Year 3, I hope you have a mighty good explanation. Because otherwise, the real market for high-design baby gear might be a lot smaller or harder to reach than you think.
Infant Bouncer Seats Recalled Due to Frame Failure [cpsc.gov via dt reader nelson]
PS Oh yeah, Made In China.