$400 Strollers Recalled Because They Might Unexpectedly Collapse

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of Zooper Tango Double Strollers, manufactured by Lan Enterprises LLC, over concerns that a latch on the stroller’s frame could fail and cause the stroller to collapse.

According to the CPSC:
The stroller’s frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse. This can result in minor scrapes, cuts and bruises.

So far, there have been at least 185 reports of frame latch failures, including an incident in which a 13-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy received scrapes and bruises when their stroller hit a sidewalk and the stroller collapsed.

This recall involves 2007 and 2008 Zooper Tango double strollers with a model number of SL808B and SL808F. The model numbers were printed on the original packaging. The strollers have production dates ranging from January 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The production dates are printed on the warning labels attached to the seats. The word “Zooper” is printed on the stroller canopies and grab bars. The Web address http://www.zooper.com is printed on the basket under the stroller seats.

These strollers retailed for between $400 and $430.

The CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free repair kit at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at zooper.com.

Lan Enterprises Recalls Zooper Tango Double Strollers Due to Collapse Hazard [CPSC]