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    Exclamation Ellaroo ring-slings --> problem with the rings?

    Hey ho

    Went to my local shop where I've been eyeing off an Ellaroo ring-sling for a while ... anyhows, she said it was no longer in the window as apparently there's a fault in some of the rings, and the sling has to go back to be tested.

    Ellaroo have batch numbers apparently, so if you have one, it may be worth checking with Ellaroo.

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    Recall Information
    March 4 2008?Recall: the aluminum rings on the Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carrriers, lot numbers 03/07 and 07/04 (printed under the size label). More information including instructions for repair or replacement.

    These are the ones sold at my local shop (local & global). Info from US website:

    Ellaroo Recalls Infant Sling Carriers Due to Fall Hazard
    WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC?s Web site at CPSC Home Page.)

    Name of Product: Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carrriers
    Units: About 1,200
    Manufacturer: Ellaroo LLC, of McKinney, Texas
    Hazard: The aluminum rings on the sling carriers can bend or break. This can cause the fabric to slip through the rings and infants to fall out of the carrier.
    Incidents/Injuries: Ellaroo has received four reports of the rings bending and two reports of rings breaking. No injuries have been reported.
    Description: This recall includes Ellaroo Ring Sling baby carriers with item numbers 2101 and 2102 printed on the outside of the product box. The Ellaroo Ring Sling has a fabric carrier with two aluminum rings that is worn by the user to carry an infant up to 35 pounds. The carriers are sold in mahogany, mango stone, brasilia and malay color prints. Only sling carriers with lot numbers 03/07 and 07/04 printed on a label, under the size label, inside the Ring Sling are included in the recall.
    Sold at: Juvenile product and department stores nationwide and online, including, from June 2007 through February 2008 for about $100.
    Manufactured in: India
    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the sling carriers and contact Ellaroo for instructions on returning the carriers for a repair or replacement of the Ring Sling.
    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ellaroo at (800) 483-4902 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm?s Web site at Baby Carriers Ellaroo.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency?s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC?s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals ? contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC?s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC?s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC?s Web site at Report Unsafe Products. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC?s Web site at CPSC Home Page.

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