CPSC, Baby Swede, LLC Announce Recall to Repair "Baby Björn" Infant Carriers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally September 14, 2004; Revised May 18, 2005
Release # 04-214
Firm's Hotline: (866) 424-0200
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Manufacturer Change.

CPSC, Baby Swede, LLC Announce Recall to Repair "Baby Björn" Infant Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Baby Björn Baby Carrier Active

Units: About 49,000

Manufacturer: Baby Swede, LLC, of Cleveland, OH

Hazard: The back support buckle can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 93 reports of the back support buckle detaching from the shoulder straps on the infant carrier. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name "Baby Björn" which is printed on the front of the carriers and on the black molded plastic back support buckle. Model number 0260 is printed on the care label on the strap of the carrier. The carriers are made of a cotton polyester blend fabric in black with red piping and blue with white piping. "Baby Carrier Active" is written on the packaging and above the warning label on the carrier.

Sold at: Specialty retail stores, catalogs and internet sites from September 2003 through August 15, 2004 for about $120.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately and contact Baby Swede, LLC for instructions on returning the carriers for repair.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Baby Swede, LLC at (866) 424-0200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.babybjorn.com

Picture of Infant Carrier