Strollers Recalled Because Of Entrapment And Strangulation Hazard
Yikes! Check your stroller!
If you have little ones in a stroller, you’ll want to check out your baby’s ride right now. Jané is recalling about 800 of its Muum strollers due to the risk of entrapment and strangulation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall because the Muum stroller is in “violation of the federal stroller and carriage safety standard.”
Due to the design of the stroller, a baby could potentially slip through the opening between the stroller armrest and the seat bottom. As a result, the infant’s head and neck can get trapped by the armrest, causing entrapment and a possibility of strangulation.
Recalled Stroller Details
The recalled Jané Muum strollers are U.S. models that have “a black frame, a reclining seat or hammock that is reversible and a hood. An insert is sold with the stroller for smaller babies,” according to the CPSC. An underside storage basket is also included beneath the stroller seat.
The recalled strollers were sold in: dark gray and black (S85), light grey and black (S49), blue and black (S46) and green and black (S47).
“Muum by Jané” is printed on the front bottom frame. “Muum” is printed on the side frame and on the handle. “Jané” and “Muum,” “Jané USA LLC,” “Muum US 5399US/S85” or “S47,” “S49,” “S46” are printed on a label on the leg of the stroller.
The good news about this stroller recall is that the CPSC has not received any reports of injuries related to this possible hazard.
Where The Strollers Were Sold
The following stores sold the recalled Jané Muum strollers (priced between $300 and $450) between July 2016 and August 2017, according to the CPSC.
- Albee Baby
- Baby World
- Toys R US
- Dainty Baby
- USA Baby stores
- Other stores nationwide
- Online at Amazon and other web retailers
What To Do If You Have One
The CPSC statement stated parents can use the recalled stroller if they remove the recalled armrest and use the stroller’s harness to secure the child safely inside.
Then, contact Jané to order a free replacement armrest. The easiest way is to fill out the form on the company’s website. Customers can also call Jané toll-free at 844-200-7971 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Monday through Thursday for a live operator, or leave a message if it’s outside those hours.
They can also send the company an email at [email protected]
Visit www.jane-usa.com and click on MUUM USA MODEL for more information.
Another Important Child-Related Recall
In addition to the stroller recall, you might want to check to see if this product is still in your child’s room or toy box.
My First Porsche Wooden Cars
About 1,700 of these blue wooden toy cars were sold in the U.S. and approximately another 350 in Canada. The CPSC recall alert reports the car’s wheels and axels can detach from the toy car, posing a choking hazard.
The Porsche crest is printed on the front of the recalled toy cars. And the name “PORSCHE” is printed on both sides of the cars. They measure about 4 inches long by 2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches tall. The underside of the toy has “BAJO” and a lot number printed on it. The following lot numbers are included in this recall:
- 0 1 1 2 1 5
- 0209 1 6
- 03 1 0 1 7
- 0311 1 4
- 03 1 1 1 6
- 04011 6
- 0404 16
- 0405 1 6
- 04 1 2 1 7
- 05 1 0 1 5
- 06 1 11 7
- 0909 1 5
If you still have one of these cars, take it away from the child and contact a local authorized Porsche dealer to return the recalled toy car and receive a full refund. You can also call (800) 767-7243 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday for more information from the manufacturer. Or go online to https://press.porsche.com and click on “Recall” in the middle of the page.
Do you own either of these items or any other baby or children’s item that’s been recalled?
This story originally appeared on Simplemost.