July 13, 1982
Gerico Baby Back Carriers Recalled Because of Potential Hinge Safety Problem
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Gerico, Inc., Denver, Colorado, today announced a voluntary repair program affecting approximately 238,000 "Gerry Carrier" and "Pak-A-Poose" baby back carriers. The carriers were manufactured between March 1979 and February 1981 and are being repaired because of a Potential infant finger entrapment in the hinge mechanism on the moveable stand which supports the carrier when it is placed on a surface. The potential for entrapment occurs if the carrier's stand bar is opened while the child is in the carrier on the adult's back and the child's fingers are out of view.