WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kenta and Kenta Plus child carriers
Units: About 300 in the United States and 100 in Canada
Importer: Liberty Mountain, of Salt Lake City, Utah
Manufacturer: VAUDE Sport GmbH & Company KG, of Germany
Hazard: The side strap’s seam can unravel and cause the strap to separate, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.
Incidents/Injuries: VAUDE has received two reports of the side strap separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves backpack-style child carriers sold under the Kenta and Kenta Plus model name. “VAUDE” is printed on the back and between the shoulder straps of the carrier. “Kenta” or “Kenta Plus” is printed on the lower back or hip belt of the carrier. The carriers were sold in black, red and brown and were designed for children up to 31 pounds.
Sold at: Outdoor camping and climbing stores nationwide from January 2010 through May 2012 for about $150 for the Kenta and $170 for the Kenta Plus models.
Manufactured in: Germany
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled child carriers and return the product to an authorized VAUDE dealer for a replacement. Consumers can contact Liberty Mountain to locate an authorized VAUDE dealer.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Liberty Mountain at (800) 366-2666 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s websites at www.vaude.com or www.libertymountain.com
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1657