April 22, 2008: Beco Butterfly Infant Carriers Recall
Slipping straps may cause potential falls
Nine carriers were included in this recall; “Joshua” image here represents just one.
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Beco Baby Carrier Inc., of Newport Beach, California, is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,000 of its Butterfly Carriers. Eight consumers have reported that the carrier’s straps slip through the shoulder buckles. While no injuries have been reported, if a carrier shoulder strap unexpectedly releases tension, the strap can possibly slip through, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
Do You Own These Carriers?
The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name “Beco Baby Carrier Butterfly.” The carriers have a black label with a green “b” logo on the left side and a butterfly on the right side. The label is sewn on the outside of the carrier. The following carrier styles are included in the recall: Mia, Pony Express, Carnival, Addison, Ethan, Sophia, Cameron, Ava, and Joshua.
The carriers were sold at specialty retail stores nationwide and on Internet sites from January 2008 through February 2008 for about $140.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the carriers and contact Beco Baby Carrier at (888) 943-8232/9-GET-BECO between 10 AM and 4 PM, PST Monday through Friday to receive instructions for returning the carriers for repair, or visit the firm’s website at www.becobabycarrier.com.
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