January 21, 1999Regal + Lager Announces a Recall
to Repair "Baby Bjorn" Infant Carrier
Marietta, GA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Regal + Lager Inc. is recalling about
240,000 "Baby Bjorn" fabric infant carriers for repair. Small infants can slip
through the leg openings and fall. Infants that are under 2 months of age are at greatest
CPSC and Regal + Lager are aware of nine reports of infants slipping through the leg
openings of these carriers and falling to the ground. Six of these infants suffered
The "Baby Bjorn" Infant Carrier is a soft-fabric, front carrier sold in
navy-blue, black, denim, forest green and other colors. The name "Baby Bjorn" is
printed on the front and strap of the carrier.
Juvenile specialty stores and mail-order catalogs nationwide sold these carriers from
January 1991 through October 1998 for about $75.
Consumers should immediately stop using these carriers for children under 2 months of age.
All carriers need to be repaired. Regal + Lager is offering consumers a free retrofit kit
that, when attached to the carrier, will reduce the size of the leg openings. All
consumers should call Regal + Lager toll-free at (877) 242-5676 anytime to receive the
Carriers currently being sold are not included in this recall.
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