More than 30,000 car seat adaptors for strollers (23,700 in the United States and 6,500 in Canada) have been recalled by Baby Jogger, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The car seat adaptor support bars can fail, posing a fall hazard to children. So far, Baby Jogger has received 47 reports of the car seat adaptor supports bars failing and car seats falling to the floor.
Description: The car seat adaptors come in three models and are used to secure a variety of infant car seats onto Baby Jogger strollers. The “Single” model fits all single strollers, the “Double” works only on double strollers and the “Select/Versa” fits Select and Versa strollers.
The car seat adaptors consist of two U-shaped, black, aluminum support bars and two black plastic adaptors that allow the support bars to attach onto the stroller. Black nylon straps secure the car seat to the adaptor on the stroller. The black support bars are labeled A and B. The A support bar is the larger of the two U-shaped bars and has a red plastic tip with 10 holes.
Newer models have only four holes and are not being recalled. The model number is located on the lower right hand corner of the original package and the manufacturing date can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the package.
Where it was sold: The adaptors were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product stores nationwide and at albeebaby.com, amazon.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com and other online retailers from June 2012 through June 2013 for about $60 for the single adaptor and $100 for the double adaptor.
Consumers should immediately stop using their car seat adaptor and contact Baby Jogger for free replacement support bars.
For more information, contact Baby Jogger® toll-free at (877) 506-2213 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.babyjogger.com and click on Recall Information tab at the bottom of the page for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.