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August 29, 1991 (301) 504-0580
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 press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to