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Playtex Recalls Hip Hammock Infant Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

Date: 
December 19, 2013
Brand: 
Playtex Products Inc., of Dover, Del.
Sold At: 

Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90. 

Problem:

The buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the child.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 305,000 and 36,000 in Canada
If You Own This Product: 

Consumers should stop using the carrier and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: 

Playtex at (800) 522-8230 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.  

Incidents/Injuries: 

Playtex has received 87 reports of the buckles cracking or breaking, including two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency room treatment.

Manufactured In: 
China

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