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Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 666-6459
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Manufacturer: Optave Inc., of Alpena, Mich.
Hazard: The baby carrier's chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
Incidents/Injuries: Optave Inc. has received two reports of the chest strap detaching from the shoulder straps on the baby carrier. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled carriers were sold under the "Action Baby Carrier" brand name. The carriers are sold in various colors and patterns: blue, brown, green, "so square", "the larrisa" and "spring breeze."
Sold at: Specialty retail stores nationwide and Internet sites from May 2008 through June 2008 for between $80 and $90.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carrier in the positions that require the use of the chest strap and contact Optave to receive free replacement straps.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Optave Inc. at toll-free (888) 666-6459 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.actionbabycarriers.com