Festus iyorah – Fourth Estate Contributor
Dedham, MA, United States (4E) – Aria Child has issued a recall of Qbit strollers due to injury and laceration hazard.
“A gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard,” the firm said in a recall notice.
“In addition, the stroller can fold unexpectedly during use, posing an injury and fall hazard to the caregiver and child.”
The firm has received five reports of consumers being pinched by the stroller hinge mechanism, resulting in four consumers needing stitches for cuts.
Moreover, 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.
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 recalled products were sold 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 Nov 2016 for about $180.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Aria Child for a free replacement stroller.
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