Strollers are a must-have item for parents of young children these days. Las Vegas-area moms and dads who have two young kids (or twins) may opt for a “double stroller,” which is simply a stroller with two seating compartments. Unfortunately, one brand of double stroller could potentially cause injuries to these defenseless toddlers.
The Consumer Product and Safety Commission has issued a recall for all “Zooper Tango” double strollers which were produced throughout 2007 and the first four months of 2008. About 3,700 such strollers were sold for around $400 each at popular retailers and online portals. The products are manufactured in China and distributed by Oregon-based Lan Enterprises.
According to the CPSC, the frame latches above the front wheels on the strollers have sometimes failed when the stroller hits an object. This can cause the stroller to unexpectedly collapse, which leaves children vulnerable to cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Lan Enterprises has received over 180 reports of frame latch failures on Zooper Tango double strollers.
The model numbers of the recalled strollers are SL808B and SL808F; however, these numbers were only printed on the original packaging of the products. But the dates of manufacture are visible on the warning labels that are attached to the stroller seats. Customers who own the affected Zooper Tango double strollers should stop using them immediately and contact Zooper USA to receive a free repair kit.
If your child has been injured by a defective product, it is vital that you contact a product liability lawyer as soon as possible.