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December 8, 1997

Release # 98-037
CONTACT: Russ Rader
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1166

CPSC, MTS Products Inc. Announce Recall of Infant Carriers

CPSC, MTS Products Inc. Announce Recall of Infant CarriersWASHINGTON, 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.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to