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Child dies, another injured in Baby Trend strollers

Stroller Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand for twins

Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A child was killed and another was injured after they got stuck in the popular Baby Trend stroller sold at retailers such as Amazon, walmart and Buybuy Baby, The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Thursday.

The safety team and company have issued a warning that children may be at risk of head or neck trapping in Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Double and Ultra strollers if they not fastened properly or the child climbs onto the outside of the stroller.

The CPSC reported that a 14-month-old baby who was not sitting in a stroller fatally choked to death after his neck got stuck in the space between the front of the canopy tube and the armrest of the Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand twin stroller.

The child’s father was nearby but could not see him, the group said.

Another child, a 17-month-old, was partially secured in the stroller and got stuck in the space between the back of the light and the back of the front seat, resulting in neck bruises, the CPSC said.

The strollers have been sold nationwide since 2009. It is not clear when these incidents occurred or if there were other cases.

“Baby Trend and CPSC agree that the Sit N’ Stand Double and Ultra strollers with removable canopy are completely safe when used as intended and in accordance with the company’s instructions for use,” a company spokesperson said. “This tragic and extremely rare accident could have been completely avoided if the toddler had not been allowed to climb in and play in the stroller, which was not being used for its intended purpose at the time.”

CPSC and Baby Trend warn consumers to remove and store the canopy separately when not in use, and keep children fully secure in the stroller with the built-in five-point safety harness. They also warned that children should not play on the stroller by climbing on it.

The model numbers of affected strollers start with SS76 or SS66 which can be found on a sticker on the left side inside the back of the frame.

According to the company’s press releases, Baby Trend is a global manufacturer of goods for children, operating on the market for more than 30 years. In 2016, it was acquired by Alpha Group Co. Ltd. for $94 million.

Alpha Group is an animation and entertainment platform based in China that started out as a toy company.


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