When you purchase a baby carrier, the absolute bare minimum you should expect from the product is that it actually carries your baby. However, 14,000 carriers have been recalled due to a fall hazard.
If you purchased an Infantino brand Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic, Flip Front2back and Up Close Newborn carriers, you should stop using them immediately.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) revealed that the buckles on these carriers can break while in use. If that happens, your baby can go into freefall.
Clearly, that is a major manufacturing flaw. Products for babies and children require the highest possible health and safety standards, and while Infantino has not received any reports of injuries, it’s still an unacceptable risk.
They are voluntarily recalling thousands of carriers and offering free replacements to parents and caregivers who purchased the products.
Roughly 14,000 infant carriers are included in this recall. They were sold primarily online via Amazon and at Target stores. They cost $30 to $50 and were sold in November and December of 2019.
The carriers are black and gray, made from cotton, with padded pouches and black buckles. They were produced in China.
Check your carrier’s label for these specific product names and lot codes to see if you are covered in this recall:
- Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic Carrier, Lot Codes 2018 0619 and 2018 0719
- Flip Front2Back Carrier, Lot Code 2018 0719
- Up Close Newborn Carrier, Lot Code 2018 0719
What to Do Next
Immediately stop using the infant carrier–it’s just not worth the risk that the buckles might fail. Contact Infantino for information about how you can get a free replacement carrier.
You can reach the company at 800-840-4916 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Alternately, you can email Infantino at Recall@infantino.com or online at www.infantino.com and click on Recalls for more information.