Baby Trend is recalling infant back pack carriers. 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 has received one report of a child whose forehead was
bruised after falling out of the carrier. Baby Trend also received 17
reports of shoulder straps loosening from the body of the carrier.
The product is a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy
duty nylon with a lightweight steel frame. Only carriers with style 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-point safety harness, padded shoulder and hip straps, padded leg openings and heat 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.
The carriers were sold at discount department and juvenile products
stores nationwide from March 2002 through November 2006 for about $50.
Consumers should contact Baby Trend for return instructions and a free replacement carrier.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Trend at
(800) 328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday
or visit the firm's Web site at www.babytrend.com
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC).