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Chimparoo Baby Carriers by L’echarpe Porte-bonheur Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

  • Chimparoo baby carrier
  • Chimparoo baby carriers
Name of Product:
Trek Baby carriers
Hazard:

The carriers’ side strap can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 13, 2016
Units:
About 130 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Chimparoo toll-free at 855-289-5343 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at safety@Chimparoo.com or online at www.Chimparoo.ca/en/recall and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page.  

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby carriers and contact Chimparoo for a free replacement buckle for the baby carrier’s side buckle.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of a strap loosening unexpectedly from the carrier’s side buckle. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
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.
Manufacturer(s):
L’echarpe Porte-bonheur Inc., of Canada
Manufactured In:
Canada
Recall number:
17-014
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