CPSC, Tough Traveler Ltd. Announce Recall of Child Backpack Carriers
PRODUCT: Child Backpack Carriers - Tough Traveler Ltd. of Schenectady,
N.Y., is voluntarily recalling 135 Kid Carrier, Filly and
Stallion child backpack carriers. These Tough Traveler® backpack
carriers have metal contoured frames and were sold in color combinations
of blue and teal, natural and teal, and slate and teal. A tag on the
outside of the carrier reads "Tough Traveler® ." The carriers have a
removable washable seat; a storage pocket; a loading stand; a padded hip
belt; and other features. These carriers were sold through specialty
baby products and outdoor products retail stores, and through the Tough
Traveler web site and mail order 800 number from December 2000 through
February 2002 for between $157 and $186. Only certain Kid Carrier,
Filly and Stallion carriers sold during this time are included
in this recall.
PROBLEM: A child could fall from a carrier when the seat restraint strap
is not doubled-back through the slider if the carrier's safety harness
is not used. The seat restraint strap is located between the child's
legs when the child is seated.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Tough Traveler has received one report of a strap
slipping through the slider and the carrier's safety harness not being
used. The child did not fall from the carrier. No injuries have been
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these carriers immediately and
contact Tough Traveler to receive instructions on doubling back the
strap through the slider. Consumers can contact Tough Traveler at (800)
GO-TOUGH Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm EST, or visit the
firm's web site at www.toughtraveler.com to printout instructions, or
email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Known purchasers were contacted directly by the company.
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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