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Tike Tech, Valco Strollers Recalled

11:40 AM, Oct 7, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA/CPSC) -- Tike Tech and Valco, with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of jogging strollers.  

While no injuries have been reported, there is concern a child can be strangled in the strollers if he or she is not harnessed properly and passes between the grab bar and seat bottom.

The CPSC encourages parents and caregivers to never leave children unattended in a stroller and always secure children properly with the safety harness.  CPSC has more stroller safety information available for download

Tike Tech's products are the Single City X3 and the X3 Sport Jogging Strollers.  About 800 are included in the recall.

According to a release from the CPSC, the recall involves the grab bar on the strollers. "Tike Tech" is printed on the footrest and on the back of the stroller on the left and right sides. The ID codes are located on the interior left side frame. The following ID codes are included in this recall:

ID-Codes

TT-18-01
TT-18-02
TT-18-03
TT-18-04
TT-18-05
TT-18-06
TT-18-07

The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller.

The strollers have been sold at Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300.

Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Tike Tech to receive a free replacement grab bar.  For additional information, contact Tike Tech at (800) 296-4602 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the firm at recall@tiketech.com or visit Tike Tech's website at www.tiketech.com.

Valco's recalled products are the Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers. About 12,000 are involved in the recall.

The recall involves the grab bar on Tri Mode Single and Twin strollers. "Valco Baby" is printed on the head rest and the padding on the footboard. The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller. The stroller's model numbers are located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar. The recalled strollers with the affected grab bars are listed in the chart below.

Model Numbers
RUN6140 RUN6141 RUN6142
RUN6143 RUN6144 RUN6145
RUN6146 RUN6147 RUN7710
RUN7711 TRI8800 TRI8801
TRI8802 TRI8803 TRI8890
TRI9103 TRI9104 TRI9105
TRI9106 TRI1033 TRI1034
TRI1035

The strollers were sold at juvenile product stores and websites including www.amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700.

The CPSC says, "Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Valco Baby to receive a free replacement grab bar."

For additional information, contact Valco Baby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, visit the firm's website at www.valcobaby.com or email at recall@valcobaby.com.

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