|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 328-7363
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: Baby Trend Back Pack Carriers
Units: About 4,000
Importer: Baby Trend Inc., of Ontario, Calif.
Hazard: The stitching on the strap of the carrier can loosen or detach, causing the carrier to shift, posing a fall hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Baby Trend has received one report of a child who bruised their forehead after falling out of the carrier. Baby Trend also received 17 reports of shoulder straps loosening from the body of the carrier.
Description: The product is a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy duty nylon with a lightweight steel frame. Only carriers with style number 2512 and 2592LX are included in the recall. Style numbers are printed on the metal frame of the product. The carrier has a 5-point safety harness, padded shoulder and hip straps, padded leg openings and heat support. The carrier also has a top canopy and large diaper bag which attaches to the frame. "Baby Trend" is printed on the back of the seat of the carrier. The backpack folds into its own diaper bag for storage and travel.
Sold at: Discount department and juvenile products stores nationwide from March 2002 through November 2006 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Baby Trend for return instructions and a free replacement carrier.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Trend at (800) 328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.babytrend.com
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