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A Nebraska company is recalling about 5,000 cloth infant carriers because metal support rings on them can break and dump a child on the ground.

People should stop using these carriers immediately, the company said.

Maya Wrap, based in Omaha, has received 20 reports of the rings breaking, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company received only one report of a child falling to the ground, and no injuries were reported.

The recalled carriers are made of cotton fabric with two metal support rings. The rings measure 1/8 inch in width. They were sold in a variety of colors, prints and sizes. A large white label sewn in the slings reads in part, "MAYA WRAP."

Web sites and individual distributors nationwide sold these carriers from January 2001 through July 2001 for between $30 and $40. Also, eight children's boutiques in various states sold these carrier/slings.

People should stop using these carriers immediately, the company said. Anyone with questions can call Maya Wrap at 1-800-501-9979. The company is offering instructions on how the carrier can be repaired.

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