Recall Issued for Chimparoo Baby Carriers Because of Fall Hazard

The side strap may loosen from the buckle unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard for the child

Recall Issued for Chimparoo Baby Carriers Because of Fall Hazard
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October 20, 2016

Chimparoo Trek baby carriers have been recalled due to a fall hazard.

Approximately 130 carriers, together with an additional 1,000 sold in Canada, have been recalled due to the possibility that the side strap may loosen from the buckle unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard for the child.

The affected carriers allow users to carry a baby either tummy to tummy, on the hip, or on the back. The fabric carriers are made of 100 percent twill and were sold in 28 solid, striped, and pattern color combinations. They attach to the user's body with adjustable straps that are made of polypropylene webbing and plastic buckles. The work Chimparoo is printed on the carrier's upper right hand corner, and Trek is embroidered on the belt.

The affected carriers were sold at children's boutique stores like Granola Babies in Costa Mesa, California; Eat/Sleep/Play in Summerville, South Carolina; and Top to Bottom in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as online at Amazon and Chimparoo.ca from May 2016 through July 2016 for approximately $170.

The manufacturer, L'echarpe Porte-bonheaur, has received one report of a strap unexpectedly becoming loose from the side buckle. There have been no reports of injuries.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the carriers and to contact Chimparoo to receive a free replacement buckle.

For more information, consumers can call Chimparoo at (855) 289-5343.