It seems that there is a new recall for baby gear every day. While it can be troublesome to learn that your child’s stroller has been recalled due to a safety hazard, the good news is that companies are usually very quick to discover the issue and resolve it before too many additional children are injured. It doesn’t matter how well-known a brand may be, any brand or model can end up on the list of stroller recalls. Here are some details on some of the most recent stroller recalls from top-selling baby gear brands.
It doesn’t matter how well-known a brand may be, any brand or model can end up on the list of strollers recalls. Here are some details on some of the most recent stroller recalls from top-selling baby gear
Britax is the maker of several high-quality baby stroller lines such as the BOB Motion Strollers and the Click & Go receiver mounts that are on the Britax B-Agile strollers. Both lines have had recalls dating back to February of 2017 on several of their models.
A consumer safety notice sent out regarding the Britax Click & Go stated that there was a voluntary recall on all Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers when used with the Click & Go receivers that were used to create travel systems. The reason for the recall was because the company had received several reports of damaged Click & Go receiver mounts on the frame which could cause the attached car seat to disengage unexpectedly, leading to various injuries.
Graco is a brand that is well-known for manufacturing all types of baby gear from car seats to playpens and strollers. In 2014 the company sent out an announce that they had to recall select stroller models including some of the top-selling LiteRider strollers, had a folding hinge that could possibly pinch a child’s finger. There were 11 reports of finger injuries with 6 reports of a finger amputation due to the faulty hinge. The recall included Graco and Century brand models such as Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LIteRider, Sierra, Sterling, and TravelMate strollers sold between August 1st, 2000 and November 19th, 2014.
Jeep Strollers are owned by Delta Children and in September of 2017 the company had to recall about 28,000 of their J is for Jeep jogging strollers. In a report from Forbes magazine, it stated that the recall was due to reports that children could fall out of them because of a stroller leg bracket breaking. The strollers were sold through Target and Walmart stores nationwide between August 2015 and August 2016.
Macleran is another stroller company that had a problem with a faulty hinge. Their recall included one million strollers that were sold between 1999 and November of 2009. The British company recalled their popular single and double umbrella strollers including models such as the Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller. The company sent out repair kits that included a hinge cover which could be ordered through the Maclaren website.
Recent recalls for Baby Trend strollers include the Hybrid LX 3-in-1 that was recalled in January of 2017. The recall as small and only accountable for 34 seats, which were for model numbers FB48417 and FB58181. While the company has had several car seats recalled over the past few years, they have not had a stroller recall recently.
The Aria Child brand baby strollers were recalled due to lacerations and fall hazards. There was a gap in the folding side hinge that could pinch the and of a child or their parent during use. The company replaced the hazardous products and the recall affected nearly 29,400 models in December of 2016.
To help prevent issues with baby gear, be sure to register your products with the company’s website as soon as you take them out of the box. This will ensure that you receive alerts from the company if a recall were to occur. You can also check out the CPSC website (United States Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently for recalls on all types of consumer products.
Baby strollers are designed to help keep our infants and toddlers safe while we are on the go. Learning that your child’s stroller has been recalled can be difficult however it is better to be safe than sorry. If you find out that your child’s stroller is dangerous by reading recent stroller recalls, be sure to follow the instructions on how to return or replace your current product with a safer alternative.