About 17,000 baby strollers are being recalled by two different companies because they are in violation of the Federal Stroller and Carriage Safety Standard for posing fall, entrapment and strangulation hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) cautioned.
Due to a design defect, the torso of a child riding in the stroller can pass through the opening between the activity tray and the seat bottom and the child’s head can become entrapped, which poses entrapment and strangulation hazards. Also, the location of the crotch restraint creates a large opening between the seat bottom and the restraint and it can become detached, which poses a fall hazard to children.
The recall includes the Belecoo 535-S convertible baby stroller from A Better You! sold in black, pink, blue, khaki and gray colors. The strollers convert into carriages in the bassinet position. Belecoo is printed on the stroller’s frame and on the shoulder straps. The model number 535-S is printed on a label on the inside of the rear frame of the stroller. The strollers were sold exclusively on Amazon from January 2019 through March 2020 for about $200.
Also recalled were three models of Costway double strollers sold online at www.costway.com and Amazon from May 2016 through December 2019 for about $100. Affected models include:
- Model BB4476; Infant Double Stroller; in red, gray, or black
- Model BB4613; Infant Double Stroller; in black
- Model BB4690; Face to Face Double Stroller; in gray
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby strollers and contact Costway or A Better You! for instructions on how to receive a full refund including taxes and original shipping cost. The companies will give a full refund to consumers who purchased affected strollers. The companies are contacting all purchasers directly.