June 14, 2001Century Products Co. Recalls
Macedonia, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Century Products
Co. is voluntarily recalling about 650,000 "Take 2," "Travel
Solutions," "Pioneer," "Travelite," and "Pro Sport"
4-in-1 strollers. The strollers can unexpectedly collapse or the car seat/carrier adapter
can unexpectedly detach. When this happens, an infant or young child inside the stroller
or an attached car seat/carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
Century has received 681 reports of
incidents, including 250 injuries when the stroller unexpectedly collapsed or the car
seat/carrier adapter detached. These reports include three concussions, two skull
fractures, one fractured elbow, and two chipped teeth. The remaining injuries include
bruises and cuts.
The recalled strollers are for
toddlers when used alone and for infants when a car seat/carrier is connected to the
stroller. The model names for the recalled strollers can be found on the footrest, the
seat pad, the legs of the frame or on a white label on the side locks.
Mass merchandise, juvenile products
and discount department stores nationwide sold these strollers from approximately December
1996 through March 2001 for between $100 and $200.
Consumers should stop using these strollers and
call Century toll- free at (800) 766-9998 anytime to order a free repair kit. Consumers
should have their strollers available, as Century will help consumers determine if they
have one of the recalled models. Consumers also can log on to the company's website at
www.centuryproducts.com or write to Consumer Affairs, Century Products, Box 100, Elverson,
Parents should continue to use these carriers as
car seats. CPSC and Century remind caregivers to always restrain infants according to the
instructions when in the car seat/carrier.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafetyAlerts subscribers June 14,
2001. For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service
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