Jogging Strollers Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard
Tike Tech X3 Sport.
Credit: CSPC.

Jogging strollers marketed by two different companies were recalled today. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission cited risk of strangulation and said consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Valco Baby, of Brooklyn, N.Y., announced a voluntary recall of about 12,000 Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers today.

Importer: Unique Baby Products USA LLC, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Valco stroller crossbar.
Valco stroller crossbar.
Credit: CSPC.
Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged always to secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC's safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the grab bar on Tri Mode Single and Twin strollers. Valco Baby is printed on the head rest and the padding on the footboard. The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller. The stroller's model numbers are located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar. The recalled strollers with the affected grab bars are listed in the chart below.

Valco Tri Mode Twin.
Valco Tri Mode Twin.
Credit: CSPC.

Model Numbers
RUN6140 RUN6141 RUN6142
RUN6143 RUN6144 RUN6145
RUN6146 RUN6147 RUN7710
RUN7711 TRI8800 TRI8801
TRI8802 TRI8803 TRI8890
TRI9103 TRI9104 TRI9105
TRI9106 TRI1033 TRI1034
TRI1035

Valco Tri Mode Single.
Valco Tri Mode Single.
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Sold at: Juvenile product stores and websites including www.amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Valco Baby to receive a free replacement grab bar.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Valco Baby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, visit the firm's website at valcobaby.com or email at recall@valcobaby.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tike Tech Ltd., of Toronto, Ontario, announced a voluntary recall of about 800 Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers today.

Tike Tech stroller bar.
Tike Tech stroller bar.
Credit: CSPC.
Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC's safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the grab bar on Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport strollers. Tike Tech is printed on the footrest and on the back of the stroller on the left and right sides. The ID codes are located on the interior left side frame. The following ID codes are included in this recall:

Tike Tech City X3.
Tike Tech City X3.
Credit: CSPC.

ID-Codes
TT-18-01
TT-18-02
TT-18-03
TT-18-04
TT-18-05
TT-18-06
TT-18-07

The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Tike Tech to receive a free replacement grab bar.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tike Tech at (800) 296-4602 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the firm at recall@tiketech.com or visit firm's website at tiketech.com.