20,000 Baby Carriers Sold at Target Recalled for Scary Fall Risk

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If your baby carrier is your best mom helper, then you’re going to want to make sure the one you use isn’t part of a recent baby carrier recall. The recall involves over 20,000 Eddie Bauer First Adventure baby carriers sold exclusively at Target.

The carriers are being recalled because they pose a fall hazard. Representatives for Gold Inc., the manufacturer of the carrier, did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

photo: CPSC

Recall Description: Gold Inc.’s Eddie Bauer First Adventure Carrier

The recall covers 22,000 Eddie Bauer First Adventure baby carriers sold at Target between December 2017 and August 2018. The recalled carriers were black and featured “First Adventure” and “Eddie Bauer” in silver lettering.

Why the Carriers Were Recalled

The carriers have been recalled because of a potential fall hazard due to the faulty buckles on the carrier which can break. According to USA Today, no injuries have been reported, however, Gold Inc. has reported at least eight broken buckles.

How to Tell If Your Eddie Bauer Carrier Is Part of the Recall

If you have a black Eddie Bauer First Adventure baby carrier that you purchased from Target between December 2017 and August 2018, you may be impacted by the recall and should contact the manufacturer, Gold Inc.

What Parents Can Do

If you believe you may have one of the recalled carriers you should contact Gold Inc. via email at customerservice@goldbuginc.com or at 866-600-7205, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern to determine if your carrier is in fact covered under the recall.

Once Gold Inc. verifies that you have a recalled carrier they will issue a replacement or full refund. The company asks that consumers cut both straps from the carrier and return them along with a “tag with their name, address and phone number to receive selected replacement products free of charge, or a full refund.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Josh Willink via Pexels

 

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