Mutsy USA Recalls EVO Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: EVO strollers
Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Mutsy USA to receive a free replacement seat unit and grab bar.
Consumer Contact: Contact Mutsy USA toll-free at (877) 546-9230 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's website at www.mutsy.com for recall information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Mutsy-USA-Recalls-EVO-Strollers-Due-to-Strangulation-Hazard
Units: About 340
Description: This recall includes EVO strollers manufactured between February 2012 (01.02.12) and November 2012 (30.11.12) with the following model numbers: MT12-03, MT12-11, MT12-14, MT12-31, MT12-34, MT12-37, MT12-39, MT12-42, MT12-43 and MT12-48. The model number and date code can be found underneath the stroller seat on a white sticker. The strollers have black or silver-colored metal frames with brown, navy blue, black, or white seats. "EVO" is printed on the lower back frame of the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com between April 2012 and December 2012 for about $400.
Importer: Mutsy USA Inc., of Newark, N.J.
Manufacturer: Mutsy BV., of Goirle, Netherlands
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission