Jogging strollers recalled due to strangulation hazardThursday, October 07, 2010
More than 12,000 jogging strollers manufactured by two companies were recalled Wednesday because of a potential risk of strangulation. Valcro Baby recalled its Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers, and Tike Tech recalled its Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers.
The hazard comes from the grab bar that goes across front of the stroller. If not strapped in properly, children's bodies can fall through the gap between the grab bar and seat and become trapped. This forces their neck against the grab bar which can stop them from breathing. So far no incidents have been reported, and federal regulators caution parents to always strap children into strollers with the safety harness.
Tike Tech (model number located on the inside of the left-side frame):
TT-18-01 through TT-18-07
Valcro (model number located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar):
RUN6140 through RUN6147
RUN7710 and RUN7711
TRI8800 through TRI8803
TRI9103 through TRI9106
TRI1033 through TRI1035
Both companies are providing a replacement grab bar for the strollers. To get one, contact Valcro Baby at 800-610-7850, or Tike Tech at 800-296-4602. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall website here for more information.