|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 666-6459
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: Action Baby Carriers
Units: About 250
Manufacturer: Optave Inc., of Alpena, Mich.
Hazard: The baby carrier's chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
Incidents/Injuries: Optave Inc. has received two reports of the chest strap detaching from the shoulder straps on the baby carrier. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled carriers were sold under the "Action Baby Carrier" brand name. The carriers are sold in various colors and patterns: blue, brown, green, "so square", "the larrisa" and "spring breeze."
Sold at: Specialty retail stores nationwide and Internet sites from May 2008 through June 2008 for between $80 and $90.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carrier in the positions that require the use of the chest strap and contact Optave to receive free replacement straps.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Optave Inc. at toll-free (888) 666-6459 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.actionbabycarriers.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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