FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 16, 1997

 

Release # 97-102


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co. of Macedonia, Ohio, recalled about 166,000 Century TraveLite SPORT strollers. Certain models of these strollers have restraint buckles that could unlatch and fold locks that could break causing the stroller to fold unexpectedly if the front wheels of the stroller hit a curb or other stationary object. If the restraint buckle unlatches or the fold locks fail, a child could fall out of the stroller and be injured.

Century has received approximately 1,400 reports from consumers about these problems, including 78 injuries, such as bumps and bruises.

The recall program is no longer available. Consumers should discard or destroy the strollers.

The affected strollers are Century TraveLite SPORT strollers with model numbers 11-171, 11-181, or 11-191. These strollers were made from February 1995 through October 1995. The model number and date manufactured are located on the side tubing of the stroller.
TraveLite SPORT Stroller

Department, juvenile products, and discount stores nationwide sold these strollers beginning in February 1995 for about $60 to $80.

Consumers should immediately stop using these strollers and discard or destroy the product. The recall program is no longer available. More information can be obtained by writing to Century Products Co., 9600 Valley View Rd., Macedonia, OH 44056 or by calling the company's customer service number at 800-345-4109.