July 27, 2000Gerry TrailTech Backpack Baby
Carriers Recalled by Hufco-Delaware Company
OH (SafetyAlerts) - Hufco-Delaware
Company, of Miamisburg, Ohio, is recalling about 111,000 Gerry® TrailTech(TM) backpack
baby carriers with plastic frames. Small infants can shift to one side, slip through the
leg openings of these carriers and fall.
CPSC and Hufco-Delaware have received four reports of infants slipping through the leg
openings of these carriers. There were two reports of infants suffering fractured skulls
and two reports of infants suffering bumped heads when they fell to the ground.
These Gerry® TrailTech(TM) backpack baby carriers have black, plastic contoured frames.
They were sold in color combinations of slate blue with teal trim, green with black trim,
navy blue and purple with green trim, and blue and purple with silver trim. A tag on the
outside of the carrier reads ``GERRY®.'' A long tag, originally inside the carrier when
sold, reads ``GERRY TRAIL TECH/TRAIL TECH HP.'' Writing imprinted on the plastic frame
reads ``GERRY.'' The carrier has a removable, washable seat, a storage pouch, a loading
stand and a padded hip belt.
Department and baby products stores nationwide sold these backpack carriers from January
1996 through July 2000 for about $65.
Consumers should stop using these backpack carriers immediately, and call Hufco-Delaware
at (800) 881-9176 anytime for a free repair kit that replaces the seat of the carrier with
one that has smaller leg openings. Consumers may also obtain further information about the
carriers by logging onto the company web site here.
Notice of this product warning was
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subscribers July 27, 2000.
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