Category Archives: stroller

Young Engineers Develop New Child Product Safety Designs

Did you know that 25% of the 5,160 people who experience microwave-related burns annually are children under the age of 36 months? In fact, children often can easily open a microwave door and remove the bowl, putting them at risk for spilling scalding hot liquid on themselves. Student engineers at Northwestern and University of Michigan were not aware either until KID posed this question: How can we make microwaves functional for older users, but ... Read more
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What you need to know about the Graco Stroller Recall

Today CPSC joined with agencies from Canada and Mexico to announce the recall of almost five million Graco strollers – sold for over 15 years.  The side latches on the strollers have caused fingertip amputations. Here’s what you need to know:Is my stroller part of the recall?The list of models included is mind-boggling.  The only way to be sure is to check your model name against this list.  Model names and date of manufacturer are printed ... Read more
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How to make high chairs and strollers safer

According to CPSC, 25,500 children under age 5 are rushed to emergency rooms each year for injuries from high chairs or strollers.  Many of the injuries come from falls, but they are also caused by design flaws that lead to entrapments or lacerations and finger tip amputations.  There have been 14 stroller recalls and 5 high chair recalls since June 2012, involving thousands of units, hundreds of injuries and deaths. CPSC, under Section 104 of ... Read more
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CPSC approves new mandatory standard for strollers, but delays effective date

Since the adoption of Danny’s Law in 2008, CPSC has developed and adopted 12 mandatory standards for infant and toddler durable products.  The most recent is the Carriage and Stroller standard.  The commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt this standard. As required, this standard starts with the ASTM International voluntary standard.  In this instance, CPSC added a requirement to address head entrapment under adjustable grab bars.  ... Read more
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Bobby’s story: a warning about recalled Graco Strollers

Bobby's grandmother recently shared his story on our Family Voices website. Bobby Dean died in 2007 when he was trapped between the seat and food tray of a Graco stroller. Graco finally recalled this product in 2010, but did not mention Bobby's death, only reporting on four earlier deaths and other injuries between 2003 and 2005. Had the recall taken place earlier, Bobby's life might have been spared. Another death was reported on SaferProducts.gov ... Read more
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Stroller recalled for fall hazard, also may pose strangulation hazard

On Friday, CPSC announced the recall of Bumbleride strollers – the Indie and Indie Twin.  At issue is the front wheel – it can break, causing a fall hazard.  Bumbleride and CPSC report 36 incidents of the wheel breaking, with two injuries.  If you have one of these strollers, you can order a repair kit here.But in re-reading the recall announcement KID noticed something peculiar in the notice.  Down where CPSC usually has boilerplate language, ... Read more
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Maclaren posts update on their stroller hinge recall

Update: CPSC has also reannounced the recall because of the severity of the newly reported injuries.  CPSC chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum says, "I do not want any more children to suffer such a serious injury, so I urge consumers to protect the fingers of young children & get the free repair kit."Original story: This week, Maclaren USA, Inc. provided a follow-up announcement which warns consumers, again, about the potential hazard of stroller hinges ... Read more
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Another death in recalled Graco stroller

A sad story in this week's news -- a young baby in Pennsylvania was strangled in a recalled stroller while he slept at a family gathering.  The baby was placed to sleep in the Graco Quattro Stroller.  At some point his body moved down and out between the seat and the tray, but his head was caught, strangling him. Our hearts are with his family.  According to the story, the stroller was bought at a yard sale.  This stroller and two million more ... Read more
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