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Updated recall: Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers

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On 2005-12-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1996 for about $65. It was originally recalled on 2000-07-27.

Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 233-5921

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What is the problem?

Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the leg openings of these carriers and fall.

How can I tell if I own this product?

These Gerry TrailTech backpack baby carriers have black, plastic contoured frames. They were sold in color combinations of slate blue with teal trim, green with black trim, navy blue and purple with green trim, and blue and purple with silver trim. A tag on the outside of the carrier reads "GERRY." A long tag, originally inside the carrier when sold, reads, "GERRY TRAIL TECH/TRAIL TECH HP." Writing imprinted on the plastic frame reads, "GERRY." The carrier has a removable, washable seat; a storage pouch; a loading stand; and a padded hip belt.

Information on where these items sold new+: Department and baby products stores nationwide sold these backpack carriers from January 1996 through July 2000 for about $65.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using these backpack carriers immediately. Evenflo, which is now the responding company for this recall, no longer has any service parts for this product nor the capability of producing these parts. As repair kits are no longer available, consumers should destroy these products. Evenflo can be reached at (800) 233-5921 to answer any questions.

Evenflo can be reached at (800) 233-5921 to answer any questions.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

CPSC and Hufco-Delaware have received four reports of infants slipping through the leg openings of these carriers. There were two reports of infants suffering fractured skulls and two reports of infants suffering bumped heads when they fell to the ground.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.