A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, N.Y., nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in [...]
Name of product: Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers
Units: About 5,600
Importer: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill.
Hazard: The front wheel assembly can break, posing a fall hazard to the child in the stroller. In addition, for strollers manufactured in January and February 2012, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws [...]
Name of Product: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Kelty, of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products
Hazard: The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the [...]
Name of Product: Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers
Units: About 28,000 (an additional 2,700 were sold in Canada)
Importer: Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 36 incidents of the [...]
Name of Product: Bugaboo Bee Strollers
Units: About 7,000 in the United States and 260 in Canada
Importer: Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Four incidents have been reported where [...]
Name of Product: B.O.B.® single and double strollers
Units: About 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada (357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 due to strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstring)
Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho
Hazard: The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking [...]
Name of Product: Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers
Units: Explorer: 7,400 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada; Hammerhead: 160 in the U.S. and 65 in Canada
Importer: phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, Colo.
Hazard: The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Eight incidents have been reported globally; [...]
Name of Product: B-Nimble Strollers
Units: About 20,000 in the United States and 800 in Canada
Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is [...]
Name of Product: Maclaren strollers (sold prior to November 2009)
Units: About one million (this product was recalled in November 2009)
Distributor: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.
Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries: Maclaren has [...]