|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2004
Release # 04-168
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 711-0402
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: COSCO® "Rock 'N Roller" Baby Stroller
Manufacturer/Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind.
Hazard: If the stop pins are bent or missing or the seat is not fully attached, the seat can partially detach from the frame during use and the infant occupant can be injured in a fall.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 77 reports of problems related to the stroller seats. Injuries included one child that fell and had a slight concussion and another child that cut his forehead and required stitches. Additionally, there were 46 reports of bumps and bruises.
Description: The COSCO® "Rock 'N Roller" strollers involved have seats that can be removed from the stroller frame. The detached seat can function as a bassinet, or be repositioned on the stroller frame facing front or back. The stroller has a dark blue or green metal frame with four wheels on the front and two wheels on the back. The side folding area of the frame has a white plastic cover that is labeled "Rock 'N Roller by Geoby COSCO®." There is a label on the back of the frame containing one of the following model numbers: "01-654, 01-622, 01-624, 01-646 or 01-656." The seat cover is usually a dark blue or green printed fabric with "COSCO® A Dorel Company" printed on the footrest.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Target, JC Penney's, Service Merchandise and other toy and children's furniture stores nationwide from April 1996 through August 2002 for between $79 and $179.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled "Rock 'N Roller" strollers with detachable seats immediately and call the firm to determine how to inspect the stroller for possible replacement.
Consumer Contact: Dorel Juvenile Group at (800) 711-0402 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's web site at www.djgusa.com or email email@example.com
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