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Bugaboo recalls Cameleon3 strollers

The stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach, posing a fall hazard

Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, Calif., is recalling about 10,000 Bugaboo Cameleon3 strollers.

The stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach, posing a fall hazard. The company has received 16 reports of carry handles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Bugaboo Cameleon3 strollers. The stroller has an aluminum and plastic frame with rubberized wheels, a removable seat and bassinet, a removable “U”-shaped carry handle, an under-the-seat storage bag and a sun canopy. The bassinet, seat and sun canopy come in a variety of colors. The removable carry handle is used to transport the bassinet or seat separately from the chassis. The words “Bugaboo” and “Cameleon3” appear on a fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy.

Strollers included in the recall have serial numbers from 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215. Serial numbers are printed on a horizontal bar of the stroller’s chassis beneath the seat.

The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us and other baby product stores nationwide, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, online and other online retailers from September 2012 to March 2013 for between $889 and $1,600.

Consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the stroller’s bassinet or seat and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. While awaiting the replacement handle, consumers can continue to use the seat or bassinet when attached to the chassis but should not attempt to use the seat or bassinet separate from the chassis.

Consumers may contact Bugaboo Americas at (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by e-mail at serviceus@bugaboo.com.

Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, Calif., is recalling about 10,000 Bugaboo Cameleon3 strollers. The stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach, posi ...

Mutsy USA recalls EVO strollers

An opening in the stroller poses a strangulation hazard to children who are not harnessed

Mutsy USA of Newark, NJ, is recalling about 340 EVO strollers

The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children who are not harnessed.

This recall includes EVO strollers manufactured between February 2012 and November 2012 with the following model numbers: MT12-03, MT12-11, MT12-14, MT12-31, MT12-34, MT12-37, MT12-39, MT12-42, MT12-43 and MT12-48.

The model number and date code can be found underneath the stroller seat on a white sticker. The strollers have black or silver-colored metal frames with brown, navy blue, black, or white seats. “EVO” is printed on the lower back frame of the stroller. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at juvenile product stores nationwide and Websites including www.amazon.com between April 2012 and December 2012 for about $400.

Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Mutsy USA to receive a free replacement seat unit and grab bar.

Consumers may contact Mutsy USA toll-free at (877) 546-9230 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at usa@mutsy.nl.

Mutsy USA of Newark, NJ, is recalling about 340 EVO strollers The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body ...

ValcoBaby Booster Seats Recalled

The mechanism securing the seat to the baby stroller can disengage, allowing the toddler to fall

Unique Baby Products USA, d/b/a ValcoBaby, of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling about 975 ValcoBaby "Joey" booster toddler seats for strollers.

The spring button mechanism securing the booster toddler seat to the baby stroller can disengage, allowing for the carried toddler to fall. The company has received two reports of a child falling from the booster toddler seat after it disengaged from the stroller. No injuries were reported.

The product is a booster toddler seat, both single and twin, designed to attach to Valco "Tri-Mode" and "Zee" strollers. Only booster seats with batch numbers 3111, 7819, 7822 and 7831 and model number TOD1058, TOD9109 and ZEE0649 are included in the recall. The batch and model numbers are printed on a label attached to the product frame. The seats have a black color fabric seat on white metal base frame.

The booster toddler seat, manufactured in China, was sold in various juvenile product stores, Websites and the firm's Website from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $80 and $100.

Consumers should stop using these toddler booster seats immediately and contact ValcoBaby to arrange for a free replacement attachment mechanism.

For additional information, consumers may contact ValcoBaby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email recall@valcobaby.com

Unique Baby Products USA, d/b/a ValcoBaby, of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling about 975 ValcoBaby "Joey" booster toddler seats for strollers. The spring button ...

Peg Perego Recalls Strollers

Risk of entrapment and strangulation; one child death reported

Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, IN, is recalling about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. 

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 2006. 

Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than one year of age, when the child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation. 

The recall involves two different older versions of the Peg Perego strollers -- Venezia and Pliko-P3 -- manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007, in a variety of colors. 

They were manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard that addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards. 

Only strollers that have a child tray with one cup holder are part of this recall. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall. 

The following Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller model numbers that begin with the following numbers are included in this recall. The model number is printed on a white label on the back of the Pliko P-3's stroller seat and on the Venezia stroller's footboard.

Pliko-P3 Stroller
Model Numbers
Venezia Stroller
Model Numbers
IPFR28US34xxxxxxxxIPPF28NA32IPVA13MU09
IPFT28NA63IPPF28NA57IPVA13MU10
IPFT28NA64IPPF28NA65IPVA13US09
IPP328MU10IPPF28NA66IPVA13US10
IPP328MU09IPPF28NA67IPVA13US32
IPP328US09IPPF28NA68IPVA13US34
IPP328US10IPPO28US32IPVC13NA32
IPP329US10IPPO28US34IPVC13NA34
IPPA28US32IPPO28US62 
IPPA28US33IPPO28US69
IPPA28US34IPPO28US70
IPPD28NA34IPPO28US71

 

"Peg Perego" and "Venezia" or "Pliko-P3" are printed on the side of the strollers. 

The strollers were sold at various retailers nationwide, including Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby from January 2004 through September 2010 for between $270 and $330 for the Pliko P-3 stroller and between $350 and $450 for the Venezia stroller. They were manufactured in Italy. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact the firm for a free repair kit. Do not return the stroller to the retailers as they will not be able to provide the repair kit. 

For additional information, call Peg Perego at (888) 734-6020 anytime or visit the firm's Website.

These strollers may be available on the secondhand market, in thrift stores or at yard sales. Consumers should not buy or sell these recalled strollers until the repair kit is installed. 

Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, IN, is recalling about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation....

Kolcraft Recalls Contours Tandem Strollers

Strollers contain fall and choking hazards

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, IL, is recalling about 5,600 Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers. 

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 in place can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. 

Kolcraft has received six reports of front caster wheels breaking and two reports of the basket's support screws and nuts detaching. No injuries have been reported. 

The recall involves all Contours Options LT tandem strollers with model number ZT012. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label found on the rear leg of the stroller. The dual-seat strollers have one mesh basket beneath both seats and were sold in two color schemes; black with red canopies and accents, and gray with yellow canopies and accents. "Options LT" is printed on a bar along the side of the stroller. 

The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at Burlington Coat Factory and juvenile product specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers between February 2012 and July 2012 for about $250. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive free replacement wheels. Consumers with strollers manufactured in January and February 2012 will also receive replacement nuts for the basket support screws. 

For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm's Website

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, IL, is recalling about 5,600 Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers....

Kolcraft Recalls Strollers after Fingertip Amputations

Fingers can get stuck in the strollers' hinge mechanism

Kolcraft is recalling about 36,000 Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. A child or consumer’s finger can become caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism which is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This presents an amputation and laceration hazard to children and the adults handling the stroller.

Kolcraft and federal safety regulators have received five reports of injuries involving the hinge mechanism, including reports of three children whose fingertips were amputated and two adults whose fingers were either smashed or lacerated.

This recall involves Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers starting with ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018. On the ZL002 model, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a sticker above the left wheel. On the ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018 models, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a label sewn into the edge of back of the stroller seat pad. The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various color schemes.

Juvenile product specialty stores sold the strollers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com and ToysRUs.com from January 2006 and June 2012 for between $150 and $160. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit.

For additional information, please contact Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kolcraft.com

Kolcraft is recalling about 36,000 Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. A child or consumer’s finger can become caught in the ope...

Maclaren USA, Smarting from Massive Recall, Files for Bankrtupcy

Parents of injured children are among the firm's creditors

The United States subsidiary of the company that makes Maclaren strollers has filed for bankruptcy, although affiliated companies outside the U.S. are apparently unaffected.

The high-priced strollers have been popular with upscale parents for years despite problems you'd normally expect from lower-priced merchandise: wheels breaking, strollers tipping over and, most notably, not one but two recalls because of fingertip amputations that occurred when infants' fingers became trapped in the hinge mechanism.

In the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, Maclaren USA lists liabilities of $15.9 million against assets of just $45,413.  Included among the creditors are at least seven families whose children suffered fingertip amputations and who were awarded damages in court, The New York Times reported.

The rest of Maclaren's global operations are apparently unaffected by the bankruptcy filing and, the Times noted, some of the liabilities listed in the filing are debts to other Maclaren entities.

A black eye

The Maclaren recalls were a black eye for the company.  The first recall, in 2009, affected more than one million strollers and was announced after 15 incidents, including 12 fingertip amputations in the U.S.

The recall was repeated in May 2011. By that time, the total number of incidents had grown to 149, including 37 additional injuries, five involving fingertip amputations.

Recalls are sometimes repeated when incidents continue to occur after an initial recall, as was the case with Maclaren.  This often happens when consumer products -- particuarly baby gear -- are donated or sold when a family's children outgrow them and the second generation of owners don't hear about the recall.

But in Maclaren's case, even consumers who tried to follow up on the recall were frustrated.

"I tried the link from the ConsumerAffairs website, consumer safety website, and the Maclaren USA website for recall. None of these links worked," Tim of North Hollywood, Calif., said last January. "Maclaren USA should be responsible for providing information about the recall to the public. How am I to get information about the recall and if my stroller is part of the recall if their website and recall tab is not working?"

Evette of North Brunswick, N.J., had a similar experience: "I have been trying to contact Maclaren concerning the hinge recal at there tool free number and their website. I cannot get through on either. How are we supposed to get the kit for the stroller? I cannot use a stroller that I paid almost $200 for."

Status symbol 

Maclaren was founded in Britain by Owen Maclaren in the 1960s.  The lightweight, collapsible baby buggies quickly became something of a status symbol in New York City and elsewhere despite complaints that they were prone to tip over and that the wheels weren't sturdy enough to stand up to New York's mean streets.

"I have a chocolate/pink Maclaren stroller and I have just about had it with it tipping over backwards with my 2 year-old in it," said Veronica of Chino, Calif. "I am confused and freaked out."

Jo of Brooklyn experienced the flimsy wheels problem fisthand. "Stroller back wheels became like hard flat bricks after one year of regular use toting my son his first year," she said.

Things turned out even worse for Caroline of New York.

"I was walking down the street with my two-year-old in his Quest and wheel snapped off! We fell down. Could not believe it. Nobody badly hurt but shocked. Carried toddler home with shopping -- had to leave stroller on sidewalk!"

The United States subsidiary of the company that makes Maclaren strollers has filed for bankruptcy, although affiliated companies outside the U.S. are appa...

MacLaren Repeats Stroller Recall After More Fingertip Amputations

More than one million strollers were recalled in 2009

MacLaren USA is repeating a recall of about one million strollers sold prior to November 2009.  The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

This reannouncement involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.

Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers sold the strollers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360. They were made in China.

Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit.

Consumers who have not received or installed the hinge covers should contact Maclaren USA at hingecovers@maclaren-usa.com to obtain the free repair kit. Consumers also can call Maclaren toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

 

MacLaren Repeats Stroller Recall After More Fingertip Amputations More than one million strollers were recalled in 2009...

Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards


Graco is recalling about 1.5 million Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems.

The hinges on the strollers canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.

Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the strollers canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

This recall involves Graco Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:

Model Numbers
6303MYC, 6303MYC37240DNB, 7240DNB2
7240MKL2, 7240MKL3
7F02GLM3
6320IVY, 6320LAU7241DDH2, 7241DHO37F04TAY3
6330CAP, 6330THR,
6330THR3
7255CLP, 7255CLP2,
7255CRA2, 7255CRA3,
7255CSA3, 7255GPK3,
7255GRN, 7255GRN2,
7255JJB3, 7255ORC2,
7255WLO2, 7255WLO3
7F07EMA3
6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY37256CLO2, 7256SPM2,
7256SPM3
7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3
6F03GLN37260BAN, 7260BAN2,
7260BAN3, 7260MRA2,
7260MRA3, 7260PKR,
7260PKR2
7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4
6G10CSE37270BIA, 7270BIA27G01CRL3
7235GGA, 7235GGA27E01JON2, 7E01JON37G04KRA3
7236CDR27F00LPE3, 7F00RSH37G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3
7237HOL2, 7237HOL37F01FOR37G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3

Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photo below) are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

The strollers were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.

For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.gracobaby.com

     



The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards...

Maclaren USA Recalls Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations

Children's fingers can get caught in the hinge mechanism

November 9, 2009
Maclaren USA is recalling about 1 million strollers following several reports of infants' fingertips being amputated by the hinge mechanism when the stroller is being unfolded.

The firm has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller's hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States. Consumers have also complained to ConsumerAffairs.com about other problems with the expensive strollers, most notably the wheels breaking off unexpectedly.

This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word 'Maclaren' is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

The strollers were sold at Babies'R'Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Maclaren USA Recalls Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations...

COSCO Rock N Roller Baby Strollers Recalled

June 23, 2004
Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling about 300,000 COSCO Rock 'N Roller Baby Strollers. If the stop pins are bent or missing or the seat is not fully attached, the seat can partially detach from the frame during use and the infant occupant can be injured in a fall.

There have been 77 reports of problems related to the stroller seats. Injuries included one child that fell and had a slight concussion and another child that cut his forehead and required stitches. Additionally, there were 46 reports of bumps and bruises.

The COSCO Rock N Roller strollers involved have seats that can be removed from the stroller frame. The detached seat can function as a bassinet, or be repositioned on the stroller frame facing front or back. The stroller has a dark blue or green metal frame with four wheels on the front and two wheels on the back. The side folding area of the frame has a white plastic cover that is labeled Rock N Roller by Geoby COSCO.

There is a label on the back of the frame containing one of the following model numbers: 01-654, 01-622, 01-624, 01-646 or 01-656. The seat cover is usually a dark blue or green printed fabric with COSCO A Dorel Company printed on the footrest.

The strollers were sold at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Target, JC Penneys, Service Merchandise and other toy and childrens furniture stores nationwide from April 1996 through August 2002 for between $79 and $179.

Consumers should stop using the recalled Rock N Roller strollers with detachable seats immediately and call the firm to determine how to inspect the stroller for possible replacement.

Consumer Contact: Dorel Juvenile Group at (800) 711-0402 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firms web site at www.djgusa.com or email rnr@djgusa.com

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

COSCO Rock N Roller Baby Strollers Recalled...

Passport Strollers Sold at Babies R Us

Baby Trend, Inc. is recalling more than 11,000 "Passport" baby strollers. The fold joint on the strollers can collapse unexpectedly, causing the baby to fall.

Baby Trend has received four reports from consumers of the stroller collapsing. No injuries have been reported.

These Baby Trend strollers have the word 'Passport' written on both sides of the canopy. Only 'Passport' strollers with Model Number 1514, SKN number 190554 and manufacturing dates between July 10, 2003 and November 26, 2003 are being recalled. This information is printed on the lower frame of 'Passport' strollers behind the seat.

The strolles were sold by Babies 'R' Us nationwide from July 2003 through February 2004 for about $29.

Consumers should stop using the stroller and contact Baby Trends, Inc. immediately. Baby Trend will ask the consumer to send a cut-out section of the seat with restraint strap attached. Baby Trend will send the consumer a new replacement stroller.

Consumer Contact: Call Baby Trend toll-free at (800) 328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit Baby Trend Web site at www.babytrend.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Passport Strollers Sold at Babies R Us...

Baby Trend Strollers Recalled

Baby Trend Inc., of Ontario, Calif., is recalling to inspect about 1,500 "Road Runner" jogging strollers. The strollers were shipped without straps attached to the frame to secure the seat. Unless the frame straps are attached, a child in the seat of the stroller can lean forward and fall out.

Baby Trend has received one report of an 8-month- old baby boy leaning forward in a stroller with unsecured seat straps, falling out of the seat and bumping his head.

The recalled strollers are aluminum, three-wheeled strollers with hand brakes. The seat and back is made from a blue canvas-type fabric. The stroller has a three- strap harness that secures the child in the seat. Two additional straps snap together and secure the back corners of the seat to the stroller frame. "Baby Trend" is written on the aluminum frame.

The recalled stroller is model number 9592T. The model number is written on a label located in the center of the rear axle. Baby's "R" Us stores sold the strollers nationwide between January 1999 and April 1999 for about $200.

Consumers should stop using these strollers immediately and examine the stroller to determine if the seat is strapped to the stroller frame. For more information, consumers should call Baby Trend at (800) 328-7363 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or write to Baby Trend Inc., 2019 S. Business Pkwy., Ontario, CA 91761. Consumers also can visit the company's web site.

Baby Trend Strollers Recalled...