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RECALL- 10/07/10- Tike Tech Jogging Stroller

Postby Keri Tom » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:24 pm

I just came across this stroller recall. For anybody that has this stroller, here's the recall information issued by the CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2010
Release #11-002
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 296-4602
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tike Tech Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following 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.

Name of Product: Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers

Units: About 800

Manufacturer: Tike Tech Ltd., of Toronto, Ontario

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: http://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:
    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 http://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 http://www.tiketech.com

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Tike Tech X3 Sport

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Tike Tech City X3

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Grab Bar

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 https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
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