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Recall: Vaude Kenta And Kenta Plus Child Carriers


On 2012-07-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Vaude Kenta And Kenta Plus Child Carriers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2010 for about $150 to $170.

About 300 units are involved in this Liberty Mountain child carrier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Slings & Baby Carriers category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Vaude Kenta And Kenta Plus Child Carriers
Image of Recalled Kenta Black Child Carrier 674412
Image of Recalled Ken Red vinered Child Carrier 121299
Image of Recalled Kenta Plus Brown Mocca Child Carrier 312234
Image of Recalled Child Carriers with detail of the Kenta mark 916365
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 366-2666

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What is the problem?

The side strap's seam can unravel and cause the strap to separate, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves backpack-style child carriers sold under the Kenta and Kenta Plus model name. "VAUDE" is printed on the back and between the shoulder straps of the carrier. "Kenta" or "Kenta Plus" is printed on the lower back or hip belt of the carrier. The carriers were sold in black, red and brown and were designed for children up to 31 pounds.

This product was also sold in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at

These items were sold new+ at Outdoor camping and climbing stores nationwide from January 2010 through May 2012 for about $150 for the Kenta and $170 for the Kenta Plus models.

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 immediately stop using the recalled child carriers and return the product to an authorized VAUDE dealer for a replacement. Consumers can contact Liberty Mountain to locate an authorized VAUDE dealer.

For additional information, contact Liberty Mountain at (800)366-2666 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's websites at or


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

VAUDE has received two reports of the side strap separating. No injuries have been reported.

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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


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

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