Infant carriers can be invaluable for busy parents. However, they can also
lead to serious injuries when defects occur. With this in mind, we want
to share a product safety recall involving Lenny Lamb Buckle Onbu infant carriers.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the internal
stitching on the infant carrier is missing, posing a fall hazard to children.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
Infant Carrier Injuries
previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog, infant carriers and strollers are linked to more injuries than many would
expect. In fact, a recent study found that carrier and stroller injuries
send two children to the emergency room every hour.
According to the study, 360,937 children were treated in U.S. emergency
departments for stroller- or carrier-related injuries between 1990 and
2010. While the majority of injuries involved bumps and bruises, traumatic
brain injuries (TBIs) comprised 25 percent of stroller-related injuries
and 35 percent of carrier-related injuries.
The Latest Infant Carrier Recall
The recalled Lenny Lamb Buckle Onbu infant carriers were sold online at
5 Minute Recess, Ashley Hesch Bibetts, Lenny Lamb, Savanna Brown, and
other online retailers from May 2016 through June 2016 for about $90. As
described in the recall notice, the infant carrier is designed to strap the baby against the caregiver’s
body and is most commonly used for back carry. The woven 100 percent cotton
carrier was sold in 83 different styles and in one standard size. It has
an interior panel to adjust the width, padded shoulder straps, and an
adjustable hood. A label with the manufacture date between 05.2016 and
06.2016 is located on the back side of the shoulder area of the carrier.
Given the serious risk of injury, the CPSC advises that consumers immediately
stop using the recalled carrier. Consumers can then contact Lenny Lamb
to receive a full refund or a free replacement carrier.
If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to
a recalled or otherwise defective stroller or carrier, you may be entitled
to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact
a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.