|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|June 30, 1987|
|Release # 87-037|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, D&R Industries, Inc., Lincolnwood, Illinois, announced a voluntary recall from consumers of the shoulder harness on a Championship Deluxe Bicycle Child Carrier sold through the Sears, Roebuck and Co. stores. The plastic buckle on some of the shoulder harnesses may unbuckle or disengage during use and a child could fall from the carrier.
D&R Industries is aware of six reported instances where the buckle failed to engage. Parents are cautioned not to use the carrier until the shoulder harness buckle is replaced.
The carriers have been sold to consumers nationwide. The retail price of the carrier may be as much as $40.00. Only those carriers sold between February and July, 1986 are affected. The carrier can be identified by stock number 82595 on the outside of the box.
Consumers may order a new shoulder harness free-of-charge from D&R Industries, Inc., 7111 Capitol Drive, Lincolnwood, IL 60645 by calling toll-free l-800-323-2852 or residents of Illinois, Hawaii, Alaska may call 312-677-3200 collect.
For further information consumers may also call the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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