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Baby Stroller Injury Lawsuit

Baby Stroller Injury Lawsuit

In recent years, millions of defective 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 a Stroller Injury Lawsuit 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.

Safety 1st Step-and-Go Travel System

August 25, 2016 —  Dorel Juvenile has 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

July 2016 — Pacific Cycle has 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. Click here to read more.

Recalled jogging stroller models include:

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

71K UPPABaby Strollers Recalled for Choking Hazard

July 24, 2015 — A recall has been 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.

Stroller Safety Hazards

  • Hinges lacerate or amputate fingers
  • Entrapment and strangulation under the tray
  • 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
  • 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.

Peg Perego Stroller Recalled After Strangulation Death

July 2012 — A recall has been 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.

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.

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.

Stroller Recalls for Finger Injuries

  • 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. Click here to read more.
  • 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.
  • 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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