Health Canada has recalled the above carrier with the model number 05306. The buckles on the hip hammock can break or crack, leading to a fall hazard for infants.
While no injuries were reported, Playtex received four reports of the breaking buckles in Canada. In the U.S., Playtex received 83 such reports, resulting in two infant injuries, one of which required emergency room care.
Customers are advised to stop using the carriers and contact Playtex to arrange for a full refund. Playtex can be reached at 1-800-522-8230 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or via the Playtex website.
From June 2004 to January 2010, approximately 36,000 of the carriers were sold in Canada at Walmart, Toys R Us, Big Lots and other retailers. From June 2004 to December 2008, around 305,000 were sold in the United States.
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