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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 1999

Release # 99-128
CPSC: Nychelle  Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
Evenflo Contact: Brian Bloom
(216) 348-8520

Evenflo Company, Inc. and Hufco-Delaware, Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Soft Infant Carriers

Baby Carrier RecallWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, and Hufco- Delaware Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, are recalling about 327,000 model 075 and 080 Snugli® Front & Back Pack™ soft infant carriers. Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the leg openings of these carriers and fall. Infants under 2 months of age are at greatest risk.

CPSC is aware of 13 reports of infants slipping through the leg openings of these carriers. One infant reportedly suffered a fractured skull and two infants received bruises in falls to the ground from the carrier.

These soft infant carriers have model numbers beginning with 075 and 080. The model number is on a tag inside the carrier which reads, "SOFT CARRIER/" and the model number. The brand name, "Snugli"®, is located on the outside of the carrier. The carriers are in color combinations of royal blue with magenta trim, teal with navy blue trim, and navy blue with purple trim. These carriers were designed for use as both a front carrier and a back pack carrier, and feature a unique vertical strap for adjustment of the seat height.

Retail stores nationwide sold these carriers between January 1996 and May 1999 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using these carriers and call Evenflo at (800) 398-8636 anytime to receive instructions on how to exchange their carrier for a free, new carrier with smaller leg openings.

Only the Snugli® brand carriers that feature this unique vertical strap for adjustment of the seat height (models 075 and 080) are part of this recall. Carriers currently being sold under the Snugli® brand name are not included in this recall

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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