The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall of 300 Kenta and Kenta Plus child carriers in the USA and 100 in Canada.
The carrier’s side strap’s seam can unravel and cause the strap to separate, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier. So far VAUDE has received two reports of the side strap separating. No injuries have been reported.
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.
The carriers were sold in 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.
It is recommended that you stop using the carriers immediately and return the product to an authorized VAUDE dealer for a replacement. Consumers can contact Liberty Mountain to locate an authorized VAUDE dealer.
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 http://www.vaude.com or www.libertymountain.com.