|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|May 17, 1988|
|Release # 88-028|
WASHINGTON D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Services Merchandise Company of Nashville, Tennessee, today announced a voluntary recall of 15,000 Umbrella Strollers, Model 1601 PRT, which were purchased in Service Merchandise stores from August, 1986 through March, 1987.
The hazard involves sixteen tube end plugs on each stroller that are considered to be "small parts," which may come out and present a choking hazard to children. In addition, when the plugs are removed, the exposed metal tube ends could have "sharp edges."
Neither Service Merchandise nor the Commission is aware of any injuries to small children as a result of these small parts and sharp edges.
Consumers having Model 1601 PRT Umbrella Strollers should stop using them, and immediately contact Service Merchandise for a modification kit.
Service Merchandise is offering a modification kit at no charge to its customers. The Model 1601 PRT Strollers involved are navy blue with red trim. The model number is located on the ID tag attached at the top of the fabric seat.
To obtain a free modification kit, call toll-free, l-800- 251-1389. Tennessee residents may call toll-free, 1-800-251- 1212. Requests may also be sent to Service Merchandise Company, Customer Relations Department, PO Box 24600, Nashville, Tennessee 37202.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
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