Recall: Trek Baby carriers
On 2016-10-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Trek Baby carriers due to a potential Fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2016 for about $170.
About 100 units are involved in this L'echarpe Porte-bonheaur Inc., of Canada baby carrier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Playpens, Yards & Travel Beds category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The carriers' side strap can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric carriers were sold in 18 solid, striped and pattern color combinations. The carriers attach to the wearer's body with adjustable straps made of polypropylene webbing and plastic buckles. "Chimparoo" is printed on the upper right hand corner of the carrier. "Trek" is embroidered on the belt.
These items were sold new+ at Children's boutique stores, such as Granola Babies, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Eat/Sleep/Play, of Summerville, SC and Top to Bottom, of Omaha, Neb. and online at www.Amazon.com and www.Chimaparoo.ca from May 2016 through July 2016 for about $170.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby carriers and contact Chimparoo for a free replacement buckle for the baby carrier's side buckle.
Chimparoo toll-free at 855-289-5343 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at safety@Chimparoo.com or online at www.Chimparoo.ca/en/recall and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of a strap loosening unexpectedly from the carrier's side buckle. No injuries have been reported.
+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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