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CPSC, ZoloWear Announce Recall of Infant Carriers/Slings

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Recall Date:
August 23, 2005

Recall Details

August 23, 2005
Release #05-250
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 285-0044


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: ZoloWear Infant Carriers/Slings

Units: About 165

Manufacturer: ZoloWear Inc., of Austin, Texas

Hazard: The stitching that attaches the webbing to the carrier/sling can break, posing a fall hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: ZoloWear has received one report of the webbing coming apart from the sling, but the baby was not in the sling at the time. The company has not received any reports of falls or injuries.

Description: The recalled slings are made of 100-percent cotton fabric or 97 percent cotton/ 3 percent Lycra with two pieces of webbing holding the rings to the fabric. Solid natural color and five prints (Splash, Pink and Black Stripe, Pink and Brown Stripe, Pink Punch and The Hamptons) make up the lots included in the recall. A large white label sewn on the pocket of the slings reads "Zolo." ZoloWear slings should have three rows of stitching securing the webbing and fabric together. Some of the slings in these lots have short webbing, so only one row of stitching holds the webbing in place.

Sold at: The Web site, individual distributors, and five children's boutiques in California, Hawaii and Texas sold these slings from May 2005 through August 2005 for between $70 and $90.

Manufactured in: U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these carriers/slings immediately and call ZoloWear for instructions on having the carriers/slings repaired.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact ZoloWear, Inc. at (888) 285-0044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at, or go to the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Infant Carriers/Slings

Picture of Recalled Infant Carriers/Slings

Picture of Recalled Infant Carriers/Slings

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