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Baby Carriers Recalled

Baby Carriers Recalled

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regal Lager Inc. is recalling about 49,000 baby carriers because the back support buckle can detach from the shoulder straps, which can cause the baby to fall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

There have been 93 reports to the company of the buckle detaching from the shoulder straps on the Baby Bjorn Carrier Active. There were no reports of injuries.

The carriers, made in Sweden, are made of a cotton polyester blend fabric in black with red piping and blue with white piping. "Baby Bjorn" is printed on the front of the carrier and on the black molded-plastic back support buckle. "Baby Carrier Active" is written on the packaging and above the warning label on the carrier. Model number 1-260 is printed on the care label on the strap of the carrier.

The carrier, sold for about $120, was available in specialty retail stores, from catalogs and online from September 2003 through August 15, 2004.

Consumers should stop using the carriers immediately and contact Regal Lager Inc. for instructions on returning the carriers for repair, at 877-962-8400 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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