As San Diego child injury lawyers, we want parents to be aware of a product
safety recall involving 3,000 Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip Strollers.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a loose
latch on the stroller can cause the seat to tip back unexpectedly when
an infant is in the parent-facing position. The defect poses a fall hazard
As we previously discussed on this blog, approximately 50 children a day
are treated in hospital emergency rooms after suffering injuries in stroller
or baby carrier accident. The majority of the injured children are under
the age of one
Statistics show that most injuries occur when children fall out of strollers
or when the strollers tip over. While some children are lucky to escape
unscathed, a recent study found that 42 percent of children in stroller
accidents who were treated in emergency rooms were found to have suffered
a brain injury or concussion.
To date, Mamas & Papas has received 10 reports of seats tipping back.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. The defective strollers were
sold at Albee Baby, Babies ‘R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby and other stores nationwide, as
well as through online retailers such as Amazon.com. The strollers were
sold from December 2014 through July 2016 for between $500 and $550.
described in the recall notice, all models of the Mamas & Papas’ Armadillo Flip and Armadillo
Flip XT strollers are folding, single-occupant infant strollers. The strollers
come in various colors including black, teal and navy and weigh about
22 pounds. Recalled items can be identified by their lot number, which
is the month and year of manufacture. Lot numbers ranges for recalled
Armadillo Flip strollers are 00814 through 00416 (August 2014 through
April 2016). Lot number ranges for the Flip XT are 01214 through 00416
(December 2014 through April 2016). The lot number is printed on the sewn-in
label on the stroller.
Given the serious risk of child injury, the CPSC advises that consumers
should immediately stop using the strollers and contact Mamas & Papas
for a free repair.
If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to
a recalled or otherwise defective stroller, you may be entitled to compensation.
To discuss your legal rights, contact
a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.