The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall on jogging strollers because of a strangulation hazard. About 12,000 Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers, manufactured by Valco Baby of Brooklyn, N. Y., have been recalled because of the potential risk for neck strangulation.
Consumers are advised to stop using the strollers unless instructed otherwise. A child’s body, if not properly harnessed, could pass through an opening between the grab bar, which is optional, and the seat bottom of the stroller, entrapping the child’s head. So far, there have been no reports of injuries.The strollers were sold at specialty stores that carry merchandise for infants and toddlers, amazon.com and other websites between November 2007 and March 2010. They were priced between $480 and $700.
Any consumer who owns one of these recalled strollers should immediately remove the grab bar and contact the manufacturer, Valco Baby, for a free replacement: 1-800-610-7850.
How a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Can Help
While products such as strollers and child car seats should be manufactured and designed with safety in mind, there is often a defect or flaw that poses a serious risk of injury to a child.If your child was injured because of a defective child product, you may be entitled to receive compensation from a dangerous child product claim in Illinois. Contact a Chicago product liability attorney who can evaluate your case to determine whether you have a valid claim. An attorney can also determine who may be held liable for your child’s injuries.
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