Note: Manufacturer Change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Hotline: (866) 424-0200
September 14, 2004
Release # 04-214
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
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.
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