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Infant Car Seats Recalled Due to Loose Handle, Falling Babies


Infant Car Seats Recalled Due to Loose Handle, Falling Babies

Yet another one of my parental nightmares come true:  About 447,000 infant car seat carriers, including some branded with Eddie Bauer and Disney logos, have been recalled after dozens of reports of the handle coming loose.

That possibility ALWAYS plagues me when I’m forced to carry the car seat with one hand.  That, and the disturbing fact that my right arm is going to become way more muscular than my left.  But, yeah, I suppose the dropping baby thing is worse.

Sadly, there have been at least three injuries to babies, including bumps, bruises and a head injury.  Dorel Juvenile Group received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the products.  Yikes.

Obviously, consumers should immediately stop using the seat’s carrying handle.  The recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney-branded infant car seat carriers with certain model numbers. They were sold at department and children’s product stores nationwide from January 2008 through this month.

For information about affected model numbers and free repair kits, contact Dorel at 866-762-3316 or visit their Web site.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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