Rock Gear, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, has issued a recall for their child carriers due to a fall hazard, according to recent news sources.
The product subject to recall is the LittleLife Discoverer Child Carrier. About 40 were sold in the United States and 10 were sold in Canada.
The carriers were found to have come missing the bolts that keep the main frame attached to the metal stand. This can cause the two parts to detach, making it very easy for a child to fall from the carrier. No injuries have been reported so far.
The carriers are igreen and gray with a black metal frame and are imprinted with the LittleLife logo. The product number LS55060 is printed on a tag sewn by the care label.
The product was sold all over the U.S. at outdoor stores, as well as online at amazon and www.skinnyskis.com, www.thebasecamp.com and www.MadAthlete.com from January to July 2011 for about $200.
Thos who own the product should cease using it and check the carrier for bolts. If they are missing, contact the manufacturer to arrange for a replacement.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, product safety, especially when it comes to children, is one of my priorities. If you or someone you care about has been injured because of a defective product, I advise you to contact a product defect lawyer as soon as possible.