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Stroller Recall Alert: Safety 1st Strollers Pose Fall Hazard

San Diego parents of small children should be aware of a recent recall involving Safety 1st brand strollers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a product defect may allow children to fall out of the strollers.

As we discussed earlier this week, stroller injuries are a lot more common than many parents might think. A recent study found that stroller and carrier injuries send two children to U.S. emergency rooms every hour. In some case, faulty products are to blame.

The latest stroller recall involves 20,000 Safety 1st Step and Go Travel Systems. The stroller tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side when used with an infant car seat attached to the stroller, posing a fall hazard. The manufacturer, Dorel Juvenile, has received 30 reports of the front stroller tray that supports the infant car seat disengaging on one side. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

The strollers were sold at Babies R Us and other retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com and Walmart.com from May 2015 through June 2016. They cost between $250 and $300.

As described in the recall notice, the stroller has a step-to-open design that opens by stepping on the pedal. It was sold in a variety of colors along with the OnBoard 35 infant car seat. Safety 1st is imprinted on the front of the stroller tray. Model number TR314 is printed on a white label on the back of the stroller seat.

In light of the serious fall risk associated with the defective strollers, the CPSC advises parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled strollers with the infant car seat. They can then contact Safety 1st for a repair kit, which will be provided free of charge.

If your child or someone you love 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 injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.