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  • Review 2007 Stroller Recalls

    October 25, 2007

    CPSC Release #08-046

    Name of Product: Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats

    Description: The description of the bottom of the children’s seat is it is round and flat with a diameter of about 15 inches. It is constructed of a single piece of molded foam and comes in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green. The seat itself has leg holes and a seat back that wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering can be fount the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant on top. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” The back of the seat contains the following wording “WARNING” – “Never use on a raised surface. Never use as a car seat or bath seat. Designed for floor level use only. Never leave your baby unattended as the seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement.”

    Hazard: If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries.

    Remedy: Consumers should never use the infant seat on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface. Consumers can contact Bumbo to obtain new warning label stickers and instructions, free of charge. The new warning label will state: “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.” Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended.

    Bumbo International, South Africa

    Consumer Hotline: (877) 932-8626 M-F, 8-5 ET

    Evenflo to Announce Recall of Embrace™ Infant Car Seat/Carriers

    May 10, 2007

    CPSC Release # 07-186

    Name of Products: Evenflo Embrace ™ Infant Car Seat/Carriers

    Description: This recall involves Evenflo Embrace™ Infant Car Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006. The recalled car seat/carriers only include the following model numbers: 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. The model number and production date information can be found on a white label on the bottom of the carrier and on the top of the convenience base. Models beginning with "5 " are units sold with the travel system (compatible stroller). "Evenflo " is on the carrying handle and car seat base. Embrace ™ infant car seat/carriers made on or after April 8, 2006 are not included in this recall.

    Hazard: When in use as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to rotate forward. When this happens, an infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.

    Remedy: Consumers should not use the handle until the repair kit has been installed. This product can continue to be used as a car seat when secured in a vehicle. Contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit that strengthens the handle latch. Recall notice will be sent to all registered owners of the recalled product. The recalled units should not be returned to the retailer.

    Evenflo Company, Inc., Vandalia, Ohio

    Consumer Hotline: (800) 490-7497 M-F, 8-5 ET

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    Baby Trend Recalls Back Pack Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

    March 27, 2007

    CPSC Release #07-138

    Name of Product: Baby Trend Back Pack Carriers

    Description: The product is described as a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy duty nylon with a lightweight steel frame. The recall only includes carriers with style number 2512 and 2592LX. Style numbers can be found printed on the metal frame of the product. The carrier includes a 5-point safety harness, padded shoulder and hip straps, padded leg openings and heat support. The carrier also includes 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.

    Hazard: The stitching on the strap of the carrier can loosen or detach, causing the carrier to shift, posing a fall hazard to young children.

    Remedy: Consumers should contact Baby Trend for return instructions and a free replacement carrier.

    Baby Trend, Inc., Ontario, CA

    Consumer Hotline: (800) 328-7363 M-F, 9-5 PT

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    Infantino Recalls Infant Sling Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

    March 22, 2007

    Release #07-137

    Name of Product: SlingRider ™ Infant Carriers

    Description: The recall involves the Infantino SlingRider ™ Carriers with the following item numbers: 141-210; 151-210; 151-528; and 151-534. The SlingRider ™ can be described as a fabric carrier with a strap attached that is worn by the user to carry an infant up to 20 pounds. The carriers are sold in black or khaki. "Infantino " is printed on the plastic slider located on the strap. The item number can be found on a label inside the SlingRider ™. Products labeled "Made in Thailand " or "New 2007 Design " are not included in the recall.

    Hazard: The plastic slider on the fabric strap can break. This can cause the strap supporting the carrier to release and infants to fall out of the carrier.

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using these carriers immediately and contact Infantino to return them and receive a free replacement product.

    Infantino LLC, San Diego, CA

    Consumer Hotline: (888) 808-3111 M-F, 8-4 PT

    Regal Lager Inc. Recall to Repair Strollers Due to Abrasion Hazard

    Stokke Announces Recall of Certain Xplory® Strollers Due to Front Wheel Detachment

    December 11, 2007

    CPSC Release #08-113

    Name of Product: Xplory® Baby Strollers

    Description: This recall only includes Xplory ® Baby Strollers with serial numbers 1 through 27,295 and 27,698 through 28,097 and with grey handles. The serial number can be found under the foot plate. Strollers with white handles are not a part of this recall.

    Hazard: A bolt that is supposed to attach each front wheel to the stroller can loosen, causing one of the front wheels to fall off, posing a fall hazard to young children.

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Stokke to arrange for a free replacement of the front wheels. Stokke will contact all known purchasers by e-mail or regular mail. Stokke notified its retailers and posted a recall notice on its Web site in May 2007.

    Stokke LLC, Kennesaw, GA

    Consumer Hotline: (877) 978-6553 M-F, 9-5 ET

    Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats