On 2016-12-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Strollers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2015 for about $180.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Aria Child of Dedham stroller recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th recall of products in the Strollers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 13 million product units.
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What is the problem?
A gap in the stroller's folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver's hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard. In addition, the stroller can fold unexpectedly during use, posing an injury and fall hazard to the caregiver and child.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the gb Qbit lightweight stroller for children up to 50 pounds. The recalled strollers have 4 sets of two wheels, a five-point harnessed restraint system, a full-sized reclining seat, a storage basket, a removable cup holder and a travel storage bag. The strollers can also be used as a travel system with infant carriers. The strollers are mostly black with an accent color. The "gb" red box logo is printed on the harness and on both sides of the stroller legs and "Qbit" is printed in white on the stroller legs. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a sticker on the rear leg of the stroller, directly above the wheels, next to the storage basket.
|Model Number||Accent Color||Date of Manufacture|
|10AW1G-AQU2U||aqua||March 25, 2015 through March 9, 2016
The date of manufacture is formatted as YYYY|MM|DD.
These items were sold new+ at Babies R US and other retail stores nationwide and Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Dmartstores.com, Medbroad.com and other online retailers from May 2015 through November 2016 for about $180.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Aria Child for a free replacement stroller.
Aria Child toll-free at 888-591-5540 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ariachild.com and click on "Qbit Lightweight Stroller Voluntary Recall Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received five reports of consumers being pinched by the stroller hinge mechanism, resulting in four consumers needing stitches for cuts. In addition, there were 71 reports of the stroller unexpectedly folding during use, resulting in 12 minor bumps or bruises to a child or caregiver and one fractured wrist and elbow to an adult due to a fall.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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