September 5, 2001
Maya Wrap Announces Recall of Infant Carriers/Slings
- Maya Wrap is voluntarily recalling about 5,000 infant carriers/slings. The
welds of the metal rings that support the carriers/slings can break, posing
a fall hazard to young children.
Maya Wrap has received 20 reports of the rings breaking. The company
received a report that one child fell to the ground but no injuries were
The recalled carriers/slings are made of 100-percent cotton fabric with two
metal support rings. The rings measure 1/8-inch in width. They were sold in
a variety of colors, prints, and sizes. A large white label sewn in the
slings reads in part, "MAYA WRAP" and "ECHO EN GUATEMALA".
Web sites and individual distributors nationwide sold these carrier/slings
from January 2001 through July 2001 for between $30 and $40. Also, eight
children's boutiques in various states sold these carrier/slings.
Consumers should stop using these carriers/slings immediately and call Maya
Wrap at (800) 501-9979 anytime.
Carriers/slings with ¼-inch width rings are not included in this recall.