Child Strangulation Hazard: Zooper Strollers Recalled by Lan Enterprises

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the law firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following child consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Thus, this announcement is very important in order to spread the news of the child stroller recall.

Name of child consumer product: Strollers

Units: About 2,300

Distributor: Lan Enterprises, LLC, of Hillsboro, Ore.

Child Safety Hazard: The opening between the armrest bar/snack tray and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness, and never leave the child unattended. Thus, this product presents a child safety hazard and all parents should be on notice of this defect in order to prevent any future child injuries with this specific child consumer product.

Number of Incidents/Injuries: None reported to date

Physical Description of Recalled Child Consumer Product: This recall notice involves Zooper strollers sold with an optional use snack tray and armrest bar. The four models of strollers included in this recall were manufactured between February 2009 and June 2010. So they are not too old – fairly new. A warning label attached to the seat has the stroller's production date code. The following models are included in the child product recall:

 

 

Brand

Model Name

Model Number

Date Code

Model Year (s)

 

Zooper Everyday

Tango

SL808G

022009-060510

2010, 2011

 

Zooper Everyday

Twist

BU822B

060510

2011

 

Zooper Everyday

Waltz

SL800J

022009-060510

2010, 2011

 

Zooper Elite

Flamenco

SL350B

071509

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Consumer Products sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers, including at Amazon.com, Costco.com and Dmartstores.com from May 2009 to May 2011 for between $200.00 and $800.00.

Child Product Manufactured in: China

Notice of Remedy:  Consumers should immediately remove the armrest bar and snack tray from the strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free replacement armrest bar and repair kit for the snack tray. Replacement parts will be available beginning July 1, 2011.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.zooper.com or  CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-7379
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Child Injury/Accident Attorney and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Personal Injury Law Office dedicated to representing families of minor children injured due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one, who is a minor child, has been injured or killed in a child accident in San Diego, please order your free copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it normally sells for $16.95.  However, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident. Also, you can check out Mr. Blane's book on California child injuries called Justice for the Injured Child available for sale; this book has become a California parent's legal survival guide to their child's California accident case.

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