NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
Originally September 14, 2004
Revised May 18, 2005
Release # 04-214
|Firm's Hotline: (866) 424-0200
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Baby Swede, LLC Announce Recall to Repair "Baby Björn" Infant Carriers
Note: Manufacturer Change.
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.
Baby Swede, LLC, of Cleveland, OH
The back support buckle can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
The firm has received 93 reports of the back support buckle detaching from the shoulder straps on the infant carrier. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name "Baby Björn" which is printed on the front of the carriers and on the black molded plastic back support buckle. Model number 0260 is printed on the care label on the strap of the carrier. The carriers are made of a cotton polyester blend fabric in black with red piping and blue with white piping. "Baby Carrier Active" is written on the packaging and above the warning label on the carrier.
Specialty retail stores, catalogs and internet sites from September 2003 through August 15, 2004 for about $120.
Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately and contact Baby Swede, LLC for instructions on returning the carriers for repair.
Consumers should contact Baby Swede, LLC at (866) 424-0200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.babybjorn.com