|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2004
Release # 04-136
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 328-7363
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: "Passport" Stroller
Manufacturer: Baby Trend, Inc., of Ontario, California.
Hazard: The fold joint can collapse unexpectedly, causing the baby to fall.
Incidents/Injuries: Baby Trend has received four reports from consumers of the stroller collapsing. No injuries have been reported.
Description: These Baby Trend strollers have the word "Passport" written on both sides of the canopy. Only "Passport" strollers with Model Number 1514, SKN number 190554 and manufacturing dates between July 10, 2003 and November 26, 2003 are being recalled. This information is printed on the lower frame of "Passport" strollers behind the seat.
Sold at: Babies "R" Us nationwide from July 2003 through February 2004 for about $29.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the stroller and contact Baby Trends, Inc. immediately. Baby Trend will ask the consumer to send a cut-out section of the seat with restraint strap attached. Baby Trend will send the consumer a new replacement stroller.
Consumer Contact: Call Baby Trend toll-free at (800) 328-7363 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit Baby Trend Web site at www.babytrend.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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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