Baby killed in Child Pattern stroller, one other injured
Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand twin stroller
Source: US Commission on Consumer Product Safety
A baby was killed and another injured after becoming entangled in a popular Baby Trend stroller sold at retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Buybuy Baby, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.
The safety group and company issued a warning saying children in Baby Trend’s Sit N’ Stand Double and Ultra strollers could be at risk of having their heads or necks trapped if they are not buckled up properly or a child climbs onto the outside of the stroller.
A 14-month-old child who was not in the stroller was fatally choked after his neck was trapped in the space between the front of the canopy tube and the armrest of a Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand twin stroller, the CPSC said.
The child’s father was nearby but could not see the child, the group said.
The other child, a 17-month-old, was partially secured in the stroller and was trapped in the space between the back of the canopy tube and the back of the front seat, resulting in neck bruises, the CPSC said.
The prams have been sold nationwide since 2009. It is unclear when the incidents occurred or if there have been other cases.
The CPSC and Baby Trend warn consumers to remove and store the canopy separately when not in use and to ensure children are always fully secured in the stroller with the integrated five-point harness. They also warned that children should not play on the stroller by climbing on it.
The affected strollers have model numbers beginning with SS76 or SS66, which can be found on a sticker on the left inside rear of the frame.
According to company press releases, Baby Trend is a global manufacturer of children’s products that has been in business for more than 30 years. In 2016, it was acquired by Alpha Group Co. Ltd. acquired for $94 million.
Alpha Group is a China-based animation and pan-entertainment platform that started as a toy company.
Baby Trend did not respond to a request for additional information.
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