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Baby carrier safety shock as most basic tests fail with straps falling apart

A Which? An investigation found that baby products bought on AliExpress, Amazon and eBay failed crucial safety and durability tests

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A new report has found that baby carriers and slings bought online fail critical tests

Ten out of 11 baby carriers and slings bought from online marketplaces failed basic safety tests, according to which?

Products purchased from AliExpress, Amazon and eBay failed crucial safety and durability tests, the investigation found.

In some cases, the consumer champion found shoulder straps falling apart at the seams, leg openings large enough for a baby to slip through, choking and entrapment hazards, and a lack of instructions.

According to their Coming Apart At The Seams report, the findings show why online marketplaces need to be given greater legal responsibility to prevent the sale of dangerous and illegal products on their websites.

Natalie Hitchins, which ones? Head of Home Products and Services, said: “Parents will be appalled at the thought that they could unknowingly put their baby at risk by buying a cheap baby carrier online, unaware that many of these items do not conform to legitimate UK safety Default.”

A spokesman for AliExpress said: “The identified items have been removed. As a third party marketplace, AliExpress does not take possession of the goods in transactions, we have policies that all sellers must comply with.”

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An Amazon spokesman said: “As soon as we were made aware of the safety concerns, we removed the products from our store and notified the relevant third parties. We have systems in place to monitor our stores for product safety concerns.”

An eBay spokesman said: “We welcome the information provided to us and have removed the relevant listings. We have also set up automatic blocking filters aimed at preventing unsafe entries.”

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