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If you purchased a Beco Butterfly in one of these prints before late March 2008, make sure to read and understand the following information on how to lift your child safely in the carrier.
Improper Handling of the Shoulder Straps May Lead to a Fall
Always Hold the Shoulder Straps at the D-Ring Level
The Beco Butterfly is safe when used properly. The instructional DVD does show the proper handling, but does NOT show the potentially hazardous handling. We regret that our video and other instructional material did not bring more awareness and attention to this potential issue. All carriers shipped as of February 18 include this important information in the form of a printed flyer. The pictures and text from that flyer are reproduced below.
Further Notes and Suggestions
I suggest that you use one hand to pick up both shoulder straps at the D-ring level, and the other hand to support your child from behind. Also, if you are an experienced babywearer and are familiar with the "Santa toss" method of getting your child on your back in a soft structured carrier or mei tai -- do NOT use the Santa toss to get the Butterfly on your back. That is not an appropriate method to use with this carrier. Instead, please use the hip scoot method as demonstrated in the instructional DVD.
This link explains the design changes on the unaffected Beco Butterflies from March 25 and forward
DO NOT HOLD SHOULDER STRAPS AT THE BUCKLE LEVEL! THIS WILL CREATE AN ANGLE BETWEEN THE WEBBING AND BUCKLE AND DECREASE THE TENSION ON THE WEBBING, WHICH WILL THEN RELEASE, CREATING A RISK THAT BABY MAY FALL OUT OF THE CARRIER