Company Phone Number: (800) 242-1922

December 8, 1997


Release # 98-037

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), MTS Products Inc. of Santa Clarita, Calif., is recalling over 18,200 J. Mason infant carriers. The carrier's handle can break causing the carrier to fall. Infants can be injured from the fall.

CPSC and MTS have received seven reports of handles breaking, resulting in infants sustaining bruises, scratches and cuts.

The white plastic infant carrier comes with a fabric seat pad and matching removable sun shade canopy. The fabric comes in the following designs: 1) multicolored fabric (pink, blue, white and green) with a geometric pattern 2) light blue fabric with white squiggly lines, or 3) light blue fabric with pink and purple patterns. "J. MASON" is imprinted on the handle, which can be used to convert the carrier to a rocking or feeding position. "MADE IN U.S.A." is imprinted on the bottom of the carrier and there is a red sticker on the bottom of the carrier that reads, "Warning Do Not Use As A Car Seat." The products are packaged in cardboard boxes with the following UPC codes: 0-26669-08249-2, 0-26669-08252-2 or 0-26669-08253-9.

Kmart, Rose and State Enterprises stores nationwide sold the infant carriers from April 1996 through August 1997 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using these infant carriers immediately and call MTS at (800) 242-1922 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement infant carrier.

J Mason Infant Carriers