New Link! This webpage maintains a list of recalled baby carriers and slings.
Some of this is old news, but some of the old, recalled carriers are still out there.
Infantino Sling Rider (March 22, 2007) All Infantino Sling Rider carriers have been recalled. The recall is still active as of 7/11/2013. If you find one of these carriers, you can follow the recall instructions to destroy the carrier and receive a free replacement product. Some of the available replacement products are safer baby carriers. Proof of purchase is not necessary. If you find an Infantino Sling Rider at a consignment sale, yard sale, or anywhere, consider acquiring it and/or assuring that it is destroyed.
Baby Trend Back Pack (March 27, 2007) (This is a voluntary recall; the stitching on the strap can loosen or detach; one child fell and bruised his forehead. These were sold from March 2002 through November 2006.)
Zolowear Slings (August 23, 2005) (Note: This was a voluntary recall because some webbing stitching came loose; no injuries or even falls were reported.)
Playtex Hip Hammock (February 22, 2005) (some shoulder straps detached; no reports of injuries)
Baby Bjorn Active (September 14, 2004) (back support buckle could detach)
Tough TravelerKid Carrier™, Filly™ and Stallion™ child backpacks (March 28, 2002)
MayaWrap Slings (September 5, 2001) (Note: This was a voluntary recall of slings with 1/8″ thick rings. There were 20 reports of the rings breaking and one child fell but was not injured. The recall does not affect slings with 1/4″ thick rings.)
Gerry TrailTech (July 27, 2000) (infants slipped through leg openings and fell; two suffered fractured skulls)
Kelty Backpack Child Carriers (December 22, 1999)
Baby Bjorn (January 21, 1999) (this applies to carriers sold from 1991 to 1998; infants slipped through the leg openings and fell; six suffered fractured skulls)
Snugli® Front & Back Pack (June 24, 1999)
Evenflo Hike ’N Roll backpacks (September 8, 1998 )
Carter’s Infant Carriers (March 25, 1997)
Gerico “Gerry Carrier” and “Pak-A-Poose” (July 13, 1982)