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April 16, 1997

Release # 97-102
CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair TraveLite SPORT Strollers

CPSC, Century Announce Recall to Repair TraveLite SPORT StrollersWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Century Products Co. of Macedonia, Ohio, is voluntarily providing a free repair kit for about 166,000 Century TraveLite SPORT strollers. Certain models of these strollers have restraint buckles that could unlatch and fold locks that could break causing the stroller to fold unexpectedly if the front wheels of the stroller hit a curb or other stationary object. If the restraint buckle unlatches or the fold locks fail, a child could fall out of the stroller and be injured.

Century has received approximately 1,400 reports from consumers about these problems, including 78 injuries, such as bumps and bruises.

Century is offering consumers a free repair kit to prevent strollers from folding unintentionally and to prevent the restraint buckle from unlatching. Consumers will receive instructions with the kit for making the repairs at home.

The strollers needing repair are Century TraveLite SPORT strollers with model numbers 11-171, 11-181, or 11-191. These strollers were made from February 1995 through October 1995. The model number and date manufactured are located on the side tubing of the stroller.

Department, juvenile products, and discount stores nationwide sold these strollers beginning in February 1995 for about $60 to $80.

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