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Strollers and Carriages

Final Rule: March 10, 2014

Effective Date: Sept. 10, 2015


A stroller is a wheeled vehicle to transport children, usually from infancy to 36 months old. Children are transported generally in a sitting up or semi-reclined position by a person pushing on a handle attached to the stroller. Carriages are wheeled vehicles to transport an infant, usually in a lying down position.

The final rule incorporates by reference the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International ("Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers" ASTM F833-13b) with a modification to address head entrapment hazards associated with multi-positional/adjustable grab bars.

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