Stroller / Aria Child Recalls Strollers Due to Laceration and Fall Hazards
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there are 71 reports of the stroller unexpectedly folding during use, to date

Aria Child has issued a recall of strollers. There is a gap in the stroller's folding side hinge which 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. 

This recall involves approximately 29,000 gb Qbit lightweight strollers 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.

To view the complete details of model numbers and accent colors of the recalled strollers, click here.

To 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.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Aria Child for a free replacement stroller.

The recalled strollers 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 November 2016 for about $180.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns can contact Aria Child at (888) 591-5540.

Content Published: Friday, December 23, 2016
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