Product Recall: Double Strollers Recalled For Collapse Hazard

08/19/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Portland, OR– Lan Enterprises LCC of Hillsboro, Ore., and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled some 3,700 double strollers. The CPSC announced the recall on August 19, 2010, over a collapse hazard the strollers pose.

The recall was announced after discovering that the stroller’s frame latch, located above the front wheels, can fail if the stroller were to hit an object, which can cause the stroller to unexpectedly collapse.

At this time Lan Enterprises has received 185 reports of the frame latch failing. A 13-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy sustained scrapes and bruises when their strollers collapsed in one of the reports.

The CPSC stated, “This recall involves 2007 and 2008 Zooper Tango double strollers with a model number of SL808B and SL808F. The model numbers were printed on the original packaging. The strollers have production dates ranging from January 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The production dates are printed on the warning labels attached to the seats. The word ‘Zooper’ is printed on the stroller canopies and grab bars. The Web address www.zooper.com is printed on the basket under the stroller seats.”

The recalled strollers were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers across the U.S., and through www.babiesrus.com from January 2007 through August 2008. The strollers sold for between $400 and $430.

Consumers are advised to return the strollers and contact Zooper USA to obtain a free repair kit.

For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.zooper.com.

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