Chimparoo Baby Carriers by L’echarpe Porte-bonheur Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product:
Trek Baby carriers
The carriers’ side strap can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.
October 13, 2016
About 130 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric carriers were sold in 18 solid, striped and pattern color combinations. The carriers attach to the wearer’s body with adjustable straps made of polypropylene webbing and plastic buckles. “Chimparoo” is printed on the upper right hand corner of the carrier. “Trek” is embroidered on the belt.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby carriers and contact Chimparoo for a free replacement buckle for the baby carrier’s side buckle.
The firm has received one report of a strap loosening unexpectedly from the carrier’s side buckle. No injuries have been reported.
Children’s boutique stores, such as Granola Babies, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Eat/Sleep/Play, of Summerville, SC and Top to Bottom, of Omaha, Neb. and online at www.Amazon.com and www.Chimaparoo.ca from May 2016 through July 2016 for about $170.
L’echarpe Porte-bonheur Inc., of Canada
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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