Thousands of strollers recalled over loose latch

Mama's & Papa's Armadillo Stroller (Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)


(WTNH) — More than 3,000 strollers are being recalled due to a latch that could cause the child to fall backwards.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Mama’s & Papas’ Armadillo is recalling the flip strollers. The company says a loose latch on the stroller can cause the seat to tip back unexpectedly when infant is in the parent-facing position, posing a fall hazard to infants.

Consumers should immediately stop using the strollers and contact Mamas & Papas for a free repair. There have been 10 reports of seats tipping backwards, but there were no injuries from the faulty latch.

The Safety Commission says the strollers can be identified by their lot number, which is the month and year of manufacture. Lot numbers ranges for recalled Armadillo Flip strollers are 00814 through 00416 (August 2014 through April 2016). Lot number ranges for the Flip XT are 01214 through 00416 (December 2014 through April 2016). The lot number is printed on the sewn-in label on the stroller.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the strollers were sold at Albee Baby, Babies ‘R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon, and Mama’s & Papas’ website.

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