October 6, 2010: Valco Baby Recalls Jogging Strollers
Many styles of the jogging stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Unique Baby Products USA LLC, of Brooklyn, New York, has recalled about 12,000 Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin jogging 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 by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged always to secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves the grab bar on Tri Mode Single and Twin strollers. “Valco Baby” is printed on the head rest and the padding on the footboard. The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller. The stroller’s model numbers are located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar. The recalled strollers with the affected grab bars are:
RUN6140 RUN6141 RUN6142 RUN6143 RUN6144
RUN6145 RUN6146 RUN6147 RUN7710 RUN7711
TRI8800 TRI8801 TRI8802 TRI8803 TRI8890 TRI9103
TRI9104 TRI9105 TRI9106 TRI1033 TRI1034 TRI1035
The strollers sold at juvenile product stores and websites including www.amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700. The jogging strollers were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Valco Baby to receive a free replacement grab bar. For additional information, contact Valco Baby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 AM and 5 PM EST, or visit the firm’s website at www.valcobaby.com.
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