Fake carriers warning!

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Registered: 01-27-2006
Fake carriers warning!
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Tue, 08-02-2011 - 4:15pm

http://babycarrierindustryalliance.memberlodge.org/fakes

Fake carriers warning
The BCIA would like our members, businesses and consumers alike, to be aware of the knock-off carriers now being sold on various web sales sites. Many of these carriers are available on a regular basis on eBay, where unscrupulous sellers use well-recognized brand names to sell shoddy copies. They often receive their stock from sites like this one:
All the brand name carriers shown in that link (including Ergo, Beco, Hotslings, FreeHand -- rebranded as "Minizone" -- and Moby), are unauthorized copies, complete with stolen designs and instructions. In addition to being illegal, these carriers can be dangerous, due to the poor sewing and materials -- many are sewn with inferior fabrics, and may be easier to tear when in use.
The link is included so that our readers can view the many carriers that have been copied. We DO NOT recommend purchasing from the site, since the carriers are all stolen designs that are more than likely unsafe to use.
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Registered: 10-28-2005
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 8:54am

That's a great warning. Thanks for the heads-up, Julianna!


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Registered: 11-25-2004
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 10:51am
Oh my goodness.
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