December 8, 1997
Release # 98-037
|CONTACT: Russ Rader
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1166
CPSC, MTS Products Inc. Announce Recall of Infant
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), MTS Products Inc. of Santa Clarita,
Calif., is recalling over 18,200 J. Mason infant carriers. The carrier's handle can break
causing the carrier to fall. Infants can be injured from the fall.
CPSC and MTS have received seven reports of handles breaking, resulting in infants
sustaining bruises, scratches and cuts.
The white plastic infant carrier comes with a fabric seat pad and matching removable sun
shade canopy. The fabric comes in the following designs: 1) multicolored fabric (pink,
blue, white and green) with a geometric pattern 2) light blue fabric with white squiggly
lines, or 3) light blue fabric with pink and purple patterns. "J. MASON" is
imprinted on the handle, which can be used to convert the carrier to a rocking or feeding
position. "MADE IN U.S.A." is imprinted on the bottom of the carrier and there
is a red sticker on the bottom of the carrier that reads, "Warning Do Not Use As A
Car Seat." The products are packaged in cardboard boxes with the following UPC codes:
0-26669-08249-2, 0-26669-08252-2 or 0-26669-08253-9.
Kmart, Rose and State Enterprises stores nationwide sold the infant carriers from April
1996 through August 1997 for about $20.
Consumers should stop using these infant carriers immediately and call MTS at (800)
242-1922 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday to receive a free
replacement infant carrier.
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