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Not a fan of this question and think the wording could be tightened up in the beginning. The claim is that "The Dear One Baby Carrier is the safest and most comfortable baby CARRIER available today." They never claim that it is the safest car seat. While one could then make the point that they later reference a car seat as a different type of carrier, it is still ambiguous because they also make the distinction between an AT-LARGE CARRIER and a CAR SEAT... which then again favor carrier and car seat being two different things.

Given the above, I chose answer choice D as an equally somewhat correct answer given the lack of completeness of answer choice E. The stretch for assuming a choking hazard as being a safety hazard is about the same stretch of assuming CARRIER and CAR SEAT are one in the same. I get where you tried to imply that Dear One Baby receives the material from a third-party manufacturer and that the risk isn't passed onto the consumer; however, that is not conveyed well in the answer choice and it can easily be interpreted as the manufacturer (possibly Dear One Baby) sending out the carrier with packaging around the bedding material being a choking hazard, and thus not safe for the baby.­ This is even more likely since most carriers in real life, you have to do some assembling yourself.

It's a good question to get you thinking, but most official GMAT questions don't have gaps like the above. Well at least none that I've seen. ­
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Not a fan of this question and think the wording could be tightened up in the beginning. The claim is that "The Dear One Baby Carrier is the safest and most comfortable baby CARRIER available today." They never claim that it is the safest car seat. While one could then make the point that they later reference a car seat as a different type of carrier, it is still ambiguous because they also make the distinction between an AT-LARGE CARRIER and a CAR SEAT... which then again favor carrier and car seat being two different things.

Given the above, I chose answer choice D as an equally somewhat correct answer given the lack of completeness of answer choice E. The stretch for assuming a choking hazard as being a safety hazard is about the same stretch of assuming CARRIER and CAR SEAT are one in the same. I get where you tried to imply that Dear One Baby receives the material from a third-party manufacturer and that the risk isn't passed onto the consumer; however, that is not conveyed well in the answer choice and it can easily be interpreted as the manufacturer (possibly Dear One Baby) sending out the carrier with packaging around the bedding material being a choking hazard, and thus not safe for the baby.­ This is even more likely since most carriers in real life, you have to do some assembling yourself.

It's a good question to get you thinking, but most official GMAT questions don't have gaps like the above. Well at least none that I've seen. ­

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Sorry it took me 10 days to get back to your point. Thank you for the feedback!
A fair point and appreciate not trashing the question completely. I have made some tweaks to the original text to add that the claim was from advertising. I hope that addresses the concern but let me know if you still feel it is not tight enough. Verbal question writing is a process unfortunately. This question survived for 10 years without a comment 😲