Recall Baby Backpack Carriers

000728 TrailTech backpack baby carrier, by GERRY AP

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced they are recalling the "Gerry TrailTech baby backpack carriers" with black plastic frames.

The Ohio based company said small infants are in danger because they can slip through the leg openings. So far there there have been four reported cases. Two of the infants' skulls were fractured, while the other two bumped their heads on impact when they touched the ground.

The carriers, worn on an adult's back, were sold in department and baby product stores nationwide between January 1996 and July 2000, for about $65 each.

They were sold in color combinations that include slate blue with teal trim and green with black trim. People who purchased them should stop using the carriers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Consumers can get a free repair kit, which replaces the carrier seat with smaller leg openings, by calling the manufacturer at 1-800-881-9176.

In June 1999, Hufco-Delaware, and Vandalia, Ohio-based Evenflo Co. Inc., recalled about 327,000 Snugli Front & Back Pack soft infant carriers. There were 13 reports of infants slipping through the leg openings of that carrier.


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