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Norwegian company, Stokke AS, is voluntarily recalling 400 Trailz Strollers due to a possible fall hazard.
Here's what you need to know:
Stokke is recalling the Trailz strollers because the handle can break while in use, possibly causing an infant to fall out of the stroller. There has been one report of a broken handle in the United States, and eight reports of handle issues from other countries. However, no injuries have been reported.
Recalled strollers were manufactured in Norway and sold in November and December, 2014. The strollers come in black, black melange, beige melange, deep blue, red and purple, with a silver aluminum adjustable chassis. With a price tag of $1,300, you would expect the stroller to be made of gold. The Stokke logo is printed on the front of the seat, and the "Trailz" model name is on the front of the wheelbase assembly.
The strollers were sold in stores and online at AlbeeBaby.com, buybuyBABY.com, Diapers.com, Nordstrom.com, and Stokke.com.
If you purchased one of the described strollers, you should stop using the stroller immediately. Stokke promises to repair the defect.
Hazards of Stroller Defects
In this case, a defective handle may seem rather harmless. However, a defect in your child's stroller or car seat could pose severe danger to your child's safety.
For example, last year Graco recalled millions of strollers in the United States and Canada due to amputation risk. The strollers had exposed hinges that a child's fingers could get stuck in. In the United States, there were reports of six finger amputations, four partial fingertip amputations, and one finger laceration.
Arguably, products made for children should be held to higher standard. If a broken handle or an exposed hinge makes a product unreasonably dangerous, you may have a product liability claim.
If you believe a defect in your child's stroller may have injured your child, an experienced consumer protection attorney may be able to help.