Tuesday, March 27, 2007

RECALL: Baby Trend Back Pack Carrier

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation Baby Trend Inc. of California, today agreed to voluntary recall of the Baby Trend Back Pack Carriers. About 4,000 units were sold. The stitching on the strap of the carrier can loosen or detach, causing the carrier to shift, posing a fall hazard to young children. Baby Trend received a single 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.
Only carriers withstyle 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-pointsafety harness, padded shoulder and hip straps, padded leg openings andheat 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.
These carriers were sold nationwide at discount department and juvenile products stores between March 2002 and November 2006 for about $50.
Consumers should contact Baby Trend for return instructions and a free replacement carrier. For additional information, call Baby Trend at 800-328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific time) Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.babytrend.com/

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