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Baby Stroller Injury Lawsuit

Baby Stroller Injury Lawsuit

In recent years, millions of defective baby strollers have been recalled due to serious safety hazards. Many babies have been injured when the hinges on fold-up strollers caused lacerations, broken bones, or finger amputations. Infants can also get trapped and strangle after getting stuck between the tray and seat.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting stroller induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know was injured by a defective stroller, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Mockingbird Expands Stroller Recall After 8 Children Injured

In March 2023, Mockingbird expanded the recall to include about 25,390 Single Strollers after 13 reports of cracks in the frame. No injuries were linked to the Single Strollers, but if the stroller frame cracks, children can fall.

In November 2022, about 149,000 Mockingbird Single-to-Double Strollers were recalled because the frame can crack, causing children to fall out. At least 8 children were injured when the frame broke. The injuries included cuts, scratches or bruises. The recalled strollers were sold at Target stores nationwide, and online from March 2020 to September 2022 for $395 to $450.

Baby Dies in Sit ‘N Stand Stroller

In February 2023, safety officials warned parents that the detachable front canopy on Baby Trend Sit ‘N Stand Strollers poses a deadly suffocation risk. The warning was issued after the tragic death of a 14-month-old baby who suffocated to death after becoming trapped in the space between the arm rest and the canopy. In another terrifying incident, a 17-month-old baby suffered neck bruises after becoming trapped.

Safety Hazards of Baby Strollers

  • Hinges lacerate or amputate fingers
  • Entrapment and strangulation under the tray
  • Head and neck can get trapped between the pivoting canopy and the arm rest or seat-back
  • Tip-over and falling hazards
  • Broken wheels, tires, or wheels that lock up
  • Safety harness buckle or lock-and-release mechanism fails
  • Roll-away hazards from defective brakes
  • Choking hazard from small parts that come loose (or biting off foam)
  • Fold-up stroller collapses in use
  • Stroller frame cracks or breaks
  • And more

Entrapment and Strangulation

If they are not harnessed, babies under 12 months old are small enough to squeeze through the opening between the tray and the seat-bottom. Unfortunately, the baby’s head can get stuck, which can lead to strangulation and death. Since January 2008, the industry standard has required a larger gap between the seat-bottom and tray to reduce the risk of strangulation. However, millions of strollers manufactured before this date (and some after) still pose a safety hazard.

Finger Amputation

Many fold-up strollers are designed with hinges on either side, allowing the stroller to collapse for storage or transport. If the hinges are not fully locked, they can cause severe lacerations, broken fingers, or amputation of fingers on an infant. Here are recommendations to prevent finger amputations:

  • Before you put your child in a stroller, be absolutely sure the side-hinges are fully locked.
  • If the stroller starts collapsing with a child inside, remove the child immediately and keep their fingers away from the hinges.

UPPAbaby Recalls RIDGE Jogging Strollers After Child’s Finger Amputated

In September 2021, UPPAbaby recalled over 14,000 All-Terrain RIDGE Jogging Strollers after a child who was not sitting in the stroller had a finger amputated in the rear disc brakes. The recalled strollers were sold between October 2021 and August 2022.

UPPAbaby Recalls 86,000 Rumbleseat Adapters After 77 Injuries Reported

In June 2021, UPPAbaby recalled 86,000 Rumbleseat adapters because they can detach from the stroller and a child can fall. There were 135 reports of detachments, including 77 children who were injured with bumps, scrapes, and 2 broken noses.

Britax Strollers Recalled for Fall Hazard

In February 2017, Britax recalled 676,000 strollers after dozens of kids were injured when the car seat fell off. The recall involves “Click & Go” B-Agile and BOB Motion travel strollers. There were 26 reports of children who were injured by scratches, bruises, cuts, and bumps to the head.

Aria Child Recalls Qbit Strollers

In December 2016, Aria Child recalled nearly 30,000 Qbit strollers because gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard. The stroller can also fold up during use, which could injure a child or cause the caregiver to fall. Five consumers have been pinched by the hinge and 71 strollers have folded up during use, resulting in 12 minor injuries and one adult who fell and suffered a fractured wrist and elbow.

Step-and-Go Stroller Recalled

In August 2016, Dorel Juvenile issued a recall for nearly 26,000 Safety 1st Step-and-Go stroller due to a fall hazard. When an infant carrier is attached to the stroller, the tray-folding mechanism can partly open on one side. The tray supports the infant carrier. If it opens, an infant could fall out. Click here to read more.

Jogging Strollers Recalled After 200+ Crash Injuries

In July 2016, Pacific Cycle issued a recall for 217,600 jogging strollers because the front wheel can loosen and fall off. The company has received 215 reports of injuries, including head injuries, sprains, lacerations, bumps, bruises, and abrasions. The problem is a quick-release lever on the swivel-wheel on the front of the stroller. Recalled jogging stroller models include:

  • Instep Safari
  • Instep Grand Safari
  • Instep Flight
  • Schwinn Turismo
  • Schwinn Discover Single
  • Double Occupant Swivel

UPPAbaby Strollers Recalled for Choking Hazard

In July 2015, a recall was issued for 71,000 strollers made by UPPAbaby (Cruz, Vista, and RumbleSeat) because the foam bumper bar poses a choking hazard. The manufacturer has received 22 reports of “children biting off a piece of the bumper bar foam.” No children have been injured. Click here to read more.

Peg Perego Stroller Recalled After Strangulation Death

In July 2012, a recall was issued for 223,000 Peg Perego strollers after a 6 month-old boy in California died after strangling between the seat and tray. The same type of incident occurred in 2006, when a 7 month-old girl in New York nearly died. Click here to read more.

Baby Stroller Recalls for Finger Injury Risk

  • Graco — November 2014  Recall issued for 5 million Graco strollers after 11 reports of finger injuries, including 6 fingertip amputations, 4 partial-fingertip amputation, and one laceration in hinges.
  • Britax — January 2014 — Recall issued for 225,000 Britax strollers after 8 reports of finger injuries, including one broken finger, one partial-fingertip amputation, and severe lacerations in hinges.
  • MacLaren — November 2009 — Recall issued for 1 million Maclaren strollers after 12 reports of fingertip amputations in hinges.

Do I have a Stroller Injury Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting stroller induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know was injured by a defective stroller, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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