Toddler’s loss of life prompts new warning for a well-liked child stroller | CNN Enterprise

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The Client Product Security Fee reiterated its warning concerning the hazards of some widespread Child Development-brand strollers and sharply criticized the stroller producer for issuing “a clearly inaccurate assertion” concerning the security of its merchandise and the company’s place on them.

On Thursday, the CPSC and Child Development warned shoppers a few head or neck entrapment danger on the Sit N’ Stand Double and Extremely strollers (mannequin numbers starting with “SS76” or “SS66”). The assertion mentioned a life-threatening harm might occur between the pivoting entrance cover and the armrest or seat again.

The joint discover got here after the asphyxiation loss of life of a 14-month-old whose neck grew to become trapped between the cover tube and the armrest of a Child Development Sit N’ Stand double stroller. The toddler’s father was close by however unable to see the armrest and cover clearly.

A 17-month-old youngster was additionally left with neck bruises in a separate incident.

However in a press release Friday Child Development mentioned the strollers are “utterly secure when used as meant.” (Child Development additionally mentioned it had joined with the CPSC “out of an abundance of warning.”)

“This tragic and exceedingly uncommon accident might have been altogether prevented if the younger toddler had not been permitted to climb and play on the stroller, which was not getting used as meant on the time,” the corporate’s assertion learn.

In response, the CPSC doubled down on its warning, which had famous that,”The house in entrance of and behind the strollers’ pivoting entrance cover can entrap a baby’s head or neck if a non-occupant youngster climbs on the outside of the stroller or when a baby within the entrance seat of the stroller isn’t securely restrained within the seat utilizing all 5 factors of the harness.”

The warning added: “Entrapment might result in a lack of consciousness, severe harm, or loss of life.”

The CPSC and Child Development warned shoppers to take away and individually retailer the cover when not in use, not enable kids to play on the stroller, and to safe kids within the strollers with the harness.

The Sit N’ Stand strollers have been bought since 2009, and Child Development mentioned over 1,000,000 have been bought nationwide. They’re discovered at Child Development, Amazon, Mattress Tub & Past, Walmart, Goal, Kohl’s, and buybuy BABY.

Shoppers are inspired to report incidents to the CPSC or to Child Development at 800-328-7363 or [email protected].