December 22, 1999Kelty K.I.D.S Backpack Carriers Recalled
Boulder, CO (SafetyAlerts) - Kelty has today
announced they are recalling for repair approximately 26,000 Kelty K.I.D.S. backpack child
carriers. The seat height adjustment strap on these carriers can slip out of the buckle. A
child can slide downward in the seat unexpectedly and could fall out of the carrier.
Kelty has received two reports of
children slipping down inside the carriers after the height adjustment strap came loose.
Neither child fell out of the carrier, and there were no reports of injury.
There are six models of these Kelty
K.I.D.S backpack carriers: Expedition, Trek, Explorer, Country, Elite and Town.
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of these carriers.
The model name is written on the side
of the carrier. Kelty also manufactured a carrier that L.L. Bean sold under its
"L.L. KIDS" label and has the "Kelty" logo on the black frame hinge
that connects the kickstand to the main frame.
The carriers are blue and have the
Kelty K.I.D.S. logo on the back rest of the seat.
Specialty and sporting good
retailers, including L.L. Bean, REI and Eastern Mountain Sports, sold the recalled
backpack carriers nationwide from March 1999 through December 1999 for between $100 and
Consumers should immediately stop
using these backpack carriers, and contact Kelty for instructions on getting the free
repair kit. For more information, consumers should call Kelty at (800) 423-2320 between
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to Kelty's web site at www.kelty.com.
Kelty and L.L. KIDS carriers
purchased prior to March 1999 have a different type of seat adjustment strap and are not
included in this recall.
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