February 18, 1999 |
Strollers that can collapse and mattresses that can trap children in crib frames are being recalled by Cosco Inc., the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. More than 200 children have been injured in Cosco's Geoby Two Ways tandem strollers, which collapsed after locks on folding mechanisms failed. Children can be injured by the resulting fall, or by the locking mechanism. The recalled strollers are model numbers 01-644 and 01-645.
January 21, 2010 |
About 1.5 million strollers sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target are being recalled after several children had their fingertips cut off, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday. The strollers, manufactured by Graco Children's Products Inc., have hinges on the canopy that can pose a laceration hazard when being opened or closed. Graco said it received reports that five children had their fingertips severed and two had fingertip cuts.
July 8, 2005 |
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.'s Graco Children's Products unit is recalling some models of MetroLite and Duo Tandem strollers because a latch flaw might cause them to collapse, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The recall affects about 1 million Duo Tandem and about 143,000 MetroLite strollers.
November 4, 2002 |
Strollers don't look dangerous, but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, they were responsible for more than 64,000 injuries requiring emergency room treatment over a five-year period. In 75% of those injuries, a new study has found, the child fell from the stroller. Although most injuries were minor, about 2% of children were hospitalized. Many of the injuries could have been prevented with proper use of restraints to hold the children in place, says Elizabeth C.
June 27, 2001 |
Before I got one, so many of them seemed unnecessarily large. Big and blousy, they occupied too much space, got in everyone's way, took up the whole road, slowed traffic, made parking a nightmare. The people who navigated them seemed to think they were exempt from obeying the rules of the road. Oblivious, often chatting mindlessly, they plowed relentlessly ahead, heedless of any poor soul who might be in their path.
September 29, 2007
Pottery Barn Kids recalled 21,000 doll strollers after a toddler almost severed a finger in the toy, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The Mini Zooper strollers were sold exclusively by Pottery Barn Kids, owned by Williams-Sonoma Inc., from October 2005 to June 2007. The retailer reported two more cases in which youngsters were seriously cut. The toy strollers were made in China for Lan Enterprises of Beaverton, Ore.
August 10, 2001 |
Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago is recalling about 115,000 LiteSport strollers that can suddenly collapse and hurt babies, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. Locking mechanisms on either side of the stroller can break, causing the stroller to collapse. The company has received 22 reports of injuries to children, including cuts, scrapes and bruises to children's faces and limbs. Consumers reported the mechanism breaking on 124 strollers; in 31 cases, the stroller collapsed.
September 8, 2003 |
Strollers are a staple in every parent's collection of baby items, and moms and dads swear to their convenience. But they might want to consider parking those strollers. Some pediatricians believe that the devices may be contributing to less active lifestyles for toddlers and, as a result, an increase in obesity. "Parents will walk the dog and put the child in the stroller for convenience sake," says Dr.
October 20, 2010 |
Graco Children's Products Inc., a unit of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., is recalling about 2 million baby strollers sold before 2008 at major U.S. retailers after four infants died of strangulation. The news of the recall of the China-made strollers comes less than three weeks after Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price recalled some 10 million toys and other items, renewing concerns about safety standards of infant products, many of which are made in low-cost centers like China. "We have taken appropriate reserves and do not expect a material impact on the company," Newell Rubbermaid spokesman David Doolittle said.