Strollers

April 04, 2007

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is providing technical support for voluntary standards activities to address hazards associated with strollers. For the time period 1995-2005, there were 22 stroller-related deaths for children under the age of 5 reported to CPSC. A majority of these deaths involved suffocation, entrapment or positional asphyxiation of an infant. Based on a study conducted in 2000, there were numerous non-fatal incidents associated with strollers involving a variety of hazards such as instability, collapse, and non-functioning restraint systems.

 

CPSC staff participated in activities to develop and revise requirements for ASTM F833-07, Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers, to address stability, impact testing, passive containment and shoulder straps. A revised standard was recently approved.

 

Additional Information

 

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CPSC Staff Reports, Memoranda and Contracts:

 

Contact ASTM International:

  • For additional information on ASTM F 833-05a Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers, contact Kathie Morgan at kmorgan@astm.org or ASTM International at http://www.astm.org

 

Contact CPSC