20,000 Safety 1st Strollers Recalled in the US Because of Defect

PHOTO: 20,000 strollers like these are being recalled after being found to have a defect that could allow a child to fall out.U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
20,000 strollers like these are being recalled after being found to have a defect that could allow a child to fall out.

Approximately 20,000 baby strollers have been voluntarily recalled after many were found to have a defect that caused small children to fall out of their seat.

The Safety 1st brand's Step and Go Travel Systems strollers have a defect that allows the tray folding mechanism to disengage while it is supporting the infant car seat that can be attached to the stroller, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Units with the model number TR314, 01451CCYA, 01451CDGI and 01451CDGJ are affected.

The CPSC said there have been 30 reports of the front stroller tray disengaging on one side. Another eight incidents were reported in Canada, according to the Canadian government. In both countries, no injuries were reported.

Dorel Juvenile, which owns Safety 1st, released a statement on its website regarding the recall.

"Dorel Juvenile is committed to manufacturing products with the highest standards for our users. Any recall is unfortunate particularly those affecting children’s products,” the company said. "We sincerely regret any inconvenience this recall may have caused you."

Around 20,000 of the affected systems were sold in the U.S. and another 5,787 were sold in Canada between May 2015 and June 2016. They were sold at Babies R Us as well as several online retailers, the CPSC said.

The strollers were made in China, and sold in the U.S. for between $250 and $300.

Consumers who believe they may own one of these models are being encouraged to contact Safety 1st to receive a repair kit.

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