|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 29, 1991
|Release # 91-116
1,000 Gerry Strollers
Recalled For Potential Brake Failure
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gerry Baby Products Company,
Denver, CO, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is
voluntarily recalling approximately 1,000 of its portable, umbrella-style strollers. The
strollers' brakes, when locked, may not hold on an incline which could allow the strollers
to roll and potentially result in an injury to a baby in the stroller. Gerry has not
received any reports of injury related to this problem.
The model numbers involved are: 127, 136, 166, 195 and 196. The model number and "May
1991" are located on the metal lock between the rear stroller legs. Consumers who
still have the box can also identify affected strollers by the following date codes
printed on the box: 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, or 1137. No other
Gerry strollers are affected by this recall.
Consumers who have a Gerry stroller with both a model number listed above and "May
1991" on the metal lock should call Gerry at 1-800-525-2472 for information on how to
obtain a free replacement stroller. Consumers may also call this number for assistance in
identifying affected strollers.
The affected strollers were sold during May and June 1991 for approximately $25 to $55
each. The strollers were sold nationwide through J.C. Penney, Pace, and Child World retail
stores, and by the following companies in the areas listed: Dillard's, Gilbert, AZ;
Hambilton & Carr, Tonawanda, NY; Everything Baby, Brooklyn, NY; Lechmere, Northeastern
U.S.; For the Traveler, Kissimmee, FL; Nordstrom, Ontario, CA; Kiddie World, San Jose, CA;
and Marines, Los Angeles, CA.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that are associated each year with the 15,000 different types
of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
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