While there’s no doubt that baby carriers are very cute and even come in handy, especially when you need both hands yourself, sometimes it can give you problems. There are reports that say a certain model of Eddie Bauer baby carriers have been recalled and that yes, they were sold at every mom’s home away from home: Target. Here’s what you need to know.
If you have a child under the age of one and use your Eddie Bauer baby carrier quiet often, listen up. This recall might mean you need to either pick up the phone for a refund or make a Target run in the next couple of days.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the buckles on the carriers are have been reported to be breaking, posing a fall hazard. The recall affects about 22,000 units, so definitely check your carrier at home.The recalled carriers are black with “Eddie Bauer” and “First Adventure” in silver lettering. They sold for $70 at Target and Target.com from last December through August of this year. The company is aware of eight reported incidents of broken buckles. Fortunately, there have been no injuries reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the carriers and call Gold, Inc. to verify the product is subject to the recall. Gold wants carrier owners to contact the company and verify they have a recalled carrier. Once verified, as a parent you can decide if you want a replacement or full refund. Anyone who purchased the recalled product must cut off and return both straps and tag with their name, address and phone number to receive selected replacement products or a refund.
Gold, Inc., can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 866-600-7205, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time. If you have any additional questions, definitely contact Gold, Inc. or simply head to your nearest Target store to talk to a department manager or supervisor. As cute as these baby carriers are, moms need to be assured that their child is well protected at all times. It’s always best to feel safe rather than sorry.