The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Two companies are recalling infant carriers because the straps can break,posing a fall hazard to young children.
Product: SlingRider infant carriers
Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.
Incidents/injuries: Infantino has received 10 reports of plastic sliders breaking, including eight reports of babies falling out of the carriers. One child fractured her skull.
Description: This recall involves black or khaki Infantino SlingRider carriers with item numbers: 141-210; 151-210; 151-528; and 151-534. The SlingRider consists of a fabric carrier with a strap attached that is worn by the user to carry an infant up to 20 pounds.
Sold at: Target Stores, Babies R Us, BJ's Wholesale Club, Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers nationwide, by catalog and online from July 2006 through February 2007 for about $30.
Remedy: Stop using these carriers and contact Infantino to return them and receive a free replacement product.
Contact: Call Infantino at 888-808-3111 or visit http://service.infantino.com.
Product: Baby Trend back pack carriers
Importer: Baby Trend Inc., of Ontario, Calif.
Description: Carriers with style number 2512 and 2592LX are included in the recall. The product is a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy duty nylon with a light-weight steel frame. The carrier also has a top canopy and large diaper bag that attaches to the frame.
Sold at: Discount department and juvenile products stores nationwide from March 2002 through November 2006 for about $50.
Remedy: Contact Baby Trend at 800-328-7363 for return instructions and a free replacement carrier.