Saturday, March 8, 2008

Beco Baby Carrier recall


Unfortunately, the popular Beco Butterly Carrier is being recalled. Please see the details below for specifics:


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2008

CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Beco Baby Carrier Announce Recall to Repair “Beco Butterfly” Infant Carriers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Beco Baby Carrier, model Butterfly

Units: About 1,900

Manufacturer: Beco Baby Carrier, of Newport Beach, CA

Hazard: Buckles connecting top of carrier’s body with shoulder straps can suddenly release tension when shoulder straps held near by or by the buckles, causing carrier’s body to shift, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 10 reports of the webbing slipping thru the shoulder buckles causing carrier’s body to shift. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name “Beco Baby Carrier Butterfly”. Carrier has black label with green logo “b” on left side and picture of butterfly on the right side.
Name of fabrics included in this recall: Mia, Pony Express, Carnival, Addison, Ethan, Sophia, Cameron, Ava, Joshua

Sold at: Specialty retail stores and internet sites from January 2008 through February 28, 2008 for about $130.

Manufactured in: USA and Dominican Republic

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately and contact Beco Baby Carrier for instructions on returning the carriers for repair. Firm will provide free retrofit of the buckles and reimburse involved postage.

Consumer Contact: visit the firm’s Web site at www.becobabycarrier.com


1 comment:

Cheryl's Office said...

It seems like there is a new product recall every few days. I am especially concerned about all the recalls on children's toys and household products. I now have a personal file that alerts me to product recalls. I also receive timely notices when one of my products has is an update. You can acesss the recalls and update notices at the product blog page.