When a stroller is dangerous or hazardous to the health or safety of your child, manufacturers sometimes take steps to correct this by voluntarily recalling the product. If your stroller is recalled, you should stop using the product, and contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer may offer a replacement part, conversion kit or an entirely new product. Strollers can be recalled for many reasons whether or not any injuries have occurred. Learn which strollers have been recently recalled to help prevent injuries.
Britax Stroller Recalls
Britax has had a few major recalls in the last several years.
- B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers by Britax were recalled in 2017. All strollers purchased between May 2011 and February 2017 have been recalled due to 33 reports of car seats disconnecting from the strollers, resulting in children falling. To see if your model falls in this category, visit the Britax website and enter your model number.
- Britax B-ready strollers also had a recall in 2016 for models manufactured from April 2010 through December 2012. The foam padding of the front bar poses a choking hazard.
- Finally, in 2014, Britax issued a recall for their B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers due to a faulty hinge mechanism which could result in a laceration or amputation of fingers.
If you own one of these styles with a model manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013, contact Britax immediately.
Consumers using the Qbit lightweight stroller for kids weighing up to 50 pounds should cease use of the product due to its problems for both the caregiver and the child. The stroller may unexpectedly fold, causing injury to the child or the person pushing the stroller. The folding hinge may pinch the caregiver's hand due to a gap in the stroller, possibly resulting in lacerations. The recall applies to strollers purchased May 2015 through November 2016. Visit the Aria Child website to register your stroller for the recall.
The Safety 1st Step and Go Travel System, Model No. TR314 sold May 2015 to June 2016, has been recalled. The front tray may come apart from the stroller, resulting in an open area that the child could fall through. Contact Dorel Juvenile for your free repair kit.
Pacific Cycle jogging stroller swivel models have been recalled due to a large number of reported injuries when the front wheel came loose. The recall includes strollers sold between January 2010 and June 2016.
- Instep Safari
- Instep Grand Safari
- Instep Flight
- Schwinn Turismo
- Schwinn Discover
To register your recall and receive a repair kit, contact Pacific Cycle.
Mamas & Papas
The Armadillo Flip and Armadillo Flip XT strollers were recalled in 2016 because of a tipping hazard; the seat may slip out of its position without warning, possibly allowing parent-facing children to tip out of their seat. Armadillo Flip lots 00814 to 00416, and Armadillo Flip XT lots 01214 to 00416 are affected. This recall does not apply to models manufactured after April 2016. Contact Mamas and Papas for a free repair.
phil&teds has had several recalls in the past decade.
- Their most recent recall is for their dashV5 strollers sold August 2015 through March 2016. Serial numbers PTRV0715/0746 to PTRV0815/2525 are affected. The hinge on the frame can pinch fingers; minor injuries have been reported. Anyone who signs up for the recall can obtain a replacement frame.
- The Explorer and Hammerhead buggies manufactured before January 2011 were recalled due to failing brakes. Depending on your model, the frame may be swapped, or a new brake system may be installed.
- They also recalled both their Sport v2 and Classic v1 jogging strollers manufactured between June 2008 and March 2010. When folding the stroller, the canopy hinges pose an amputation risk to the person folding.
- Finally, the 2008 dash Inline Buggy also needs a replacement frame for a nonworking hinge lock. Check for serial numbers CD0108/XXXX/XXXXX through CD0808/XXXX/XXXXX to see if your stroller has been affected.
For more information or to register your recall, visit the phil&teds website.
Eleven types of Graco strollers, manufactured between August 1, 2000, and September 25, 2014, were recalled in 2014 due to a folding hinge hazard. Potential injuries include lacerations and amputation. Nearly five million strollers are included in this recall. Styles affected include:
Visit the Graco website to enter your model number and see if your stroller is part of the recall.
Kolcraft Enterprises has recalled a number of their strollers.
- Contours Options three-and four-wheel strollers sold between January 2006 and June 2012 have been recalled due to injury reports of smashed fingers in hinges - three cases in which children had to have their fingers amputated.
- Contours Tandem have front wheel assemblies that may break, causing a fall from the seat as the stroller pitches forward. Additionally, any strollers manufactured between January and February of 2012 may have nuts on the basket, and they could detach. These detachable nuts may pose a choking hazard for small children.
- Additionally, Jeep Liberty strollers manufactured between June 2010 and September 2011 have been recalled due to inner tube ruptures which can cause the wheel to break and pieces to fly off, potentially resulting in injury.
Parents are urged to discontinue use of these strollers until receiving a repair kit from Kolcraft.
Kelty Jogging Strollers
Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers sold between January 2010 and February 2012 are being recalled for a faulty front wheel that may come loose, causing the strollers to tip forward. Kelty no longer sells strollers, but if you have been affected by this recall, you can contact the company for more information.
Locating Recall Lists
If you are concerned you have a stroller that was recalled, or want to stay abreast with current manufacturer recalls, there are numerous places to do so including:
- Safetykids.org is a site dedicated to keeping children safe. You can find most children's product recalls on the site.
- Parents.com posts larger stroller recall notices.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission is a government site with a complete list and detailed information about all recalled products.
What to Do if Your Stroller Is Recalled
Recalls of an item you trust to keep your child safe can be frightening. However, it's important to understand, when a company recalls an item, it is taking steps to correct the problem and ensure the safety of its customers.
If your stroller has been recalled, or you suspect it has been recalled, take the following actions:
- Stop using the stroller immediately.
- Locate the stroller's manufacturer number, most likely located on the underside of a tray, bar or canopy.
- Contact the stroller's manufacturer with the manufacturer number to confirm the stroller has been recalled. If the stroller is indeed recalled, ask to receive the relevant repair kit and installation instructions.
- Do not attempt to use the stroller until the repair kit has arrived and has been installed.
Stay Aware and Stay Safe
When you purchase a new stroller, be sure to fill out the registration card that accompanies it. This will enable manufacturers to get in touch with you in a timely fashion should your stroller become recalled. Check the news and relevant websites frequently; if you suspect your stroller has been recalled, don't take chances. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and feel the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have kept your child safe.