March 25, 1997
Release # 97-088
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC and Gold Bug Announce Recall of Carter's
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gold Bug of Denver,
Colo., is recalling over 5,400 Carter's infant carriers. The adjustable shoulder strap of
the carrier can become unfastened or separate from the buckles, resulting in an infant
falling from the carrier.
Gold Bug has received eight reports of straps unfastening or separating, including two
reports of infants falling from the carrier and hitting their heads. The Carter's infant
carrier being recalled is style no. 89000. The carrier is made of light blue quilted
fabric with a waist belt, padded shoulder strap, zippered leg openings with padding, and
padded back and head supports. The padded fabric is light blue, white, green, and pink.
The waist belt and shoulder strap are made of white nylon webbing with white stitching.
The Carter's brand label is sewn into a seam on the carrier. The carrier is intended for
children from birth to 24 months of age.
The carrier was packaged in a cardboard box labeled in part, "Carter's Infant
Carrier...0-24 months." The style number appears on the bottom of the box.
J.C. Penney sold the infant carriers in some of its stores across the country beginning in
June 1996 for about $30.
Consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and call Gold Bug at (800) 942-9442 to
receive a free replacement. Consumers may also receive a free replacement by writing to
Gold Bug at P.O. Box 390488, Denver, Colo. 80239.
Carter's infant carriers with style no. 89200 are not being recalled. Style no. 89200 has
black stitching at the ends of the shoulder strap that are threaded through the carrier's
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