The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a recall of about 2,000 Baby Trend Tango Mini Strollers. The products can pose a fall hazard to young children. Parents are advised to immediately stop using the strollers and contact Baby Trend for a replacement or full refund.
Strollers May Collapse and Injure Children
The Tango Mini Strollers were sold at Target and online at Amazon.com and Target.com from October 2019 through November 2019 for around $100 to $120. The products are manufactured in China and imported by Baby Trend of Fontana, California.
The problem is in the stroller’s hinge joints. They can release and collapse under pressure, and any child in the stroller at the time could be injured. So far, the company is unaware of any injuries that have taken place related to this issue, but the risk is present and serious enough that Baby Trend initiated the recall on January 16, 2020.
Only four models of the black Tango Mini Strollers are affected by the recall so far, though the products have uniquely colored bonnet tops. According to the company, consumers can find the model numbers printed in back on a white sticker located on one of the stroller’s legs. According to the company, affected models include:
- Quartz Pink top (#ST31D09A)
- Sedona Gray top (#ST31D10A)
- Jet Black top (#ST31D11A)
- Purest Blue top (#ST31D03A)
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Baby Trend for a full replacement or refund. (Do not return the stroller to the retailer.) The company can be reached at 800-328-7363 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday. Consumers may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check online at Baby Trend’s website for more information.
Baby Trend Warns Parents of Incorrect Illustration in Car Seat Manual
Baby Trend also recently notified parents via a mailed letter of a possible inaccurate illustration that may have been included in the Ally 35 Infant Car Seat owner’s manual.
On page 42, the graphic should not be the one that matches this one as shown on the Baby Trend website. If it does not match the 42-2 illustration, parents can disregard the notification.
If the graphic does match, parents are advised to follow the directions in the letter mailed to fix the illustration and use the adhesive label that came with the letter or download the owner’s manual online.
Parents who cannot locate their owner’s manual should contact Baby Trend’s Consumer Service department at 1-800-328-7363 for a replacement, or they can download the correct manual here.
Baby Trend also recalled two models of the Hybrid 3-in-1 LX booster seats after determining that in the event of a crash, the center adjusters could detach in the harnessed mode with a child weighing more than 40 pounds, putting the child at risk of injury.
According to the company, the recall affected only 34 seats, with model numbers FB48417 and FB58181. There have been no reports of injuries connected with this recall. Baby Trend will provide customers with a replacement booster seat at no charge.
To see if your booster seat may be affected, check the model number, then check the serial numbers as listed on the Baby Trend website.
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