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Defective Infant Carriers Recalled Over Fall Hazard

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

As we 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.