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Strollers recalled due to strangulation hazard

Zooper armrest bar for Waltz Zooper armrest bar for Waltz
Zooper armrest bar for Twist Zooper armrest bar for Twist
Zooper armrest bar for Tango Zooper armrest bar for Tango
Zooper armrest bar for Flamenco Zooper armrest bar for Flamenco
Zooper snack tray repair kit for Flamenco Zooper snack tray repair kit for Flamenco

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 2,300 strollers, saying the strollers can strangle an infant.

According to the CPSC the opening between the armrest bar/snack tray 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.

No injuries have been reported with the strollers, but if you have a Zooper stroller, you may have one of the four models being recalled. The following models are included:

Zooper Everyday Tango SL808G 022009-060510 2010, 2011

Zooper Everyday Twist BU822B 060510 2011

Zooper Everyday Waltz SL800J 022009-060510 2010, 2011

Zooper Elite Flamenco SL350B 071509 2010

These strollers, manufactured between February 2009 and June 2010 have a warning label attached to the seat has the stroller's production date code. These products were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers, including at Amazon.com, Costco.com and Dmartstores.com from May 2009 to May 2011 for between $200 and $800.

The CSPC says consumers should immediately remove the armrest bar and snack tray from the strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free replacement armrest bar and repair kit for the snack tray. Replacement parts will be available beginning July 1, 2011

When using a stroller, parents are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness, and never leave the child unattended.

For additional information, contact Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.zooper.com or 

For additional information, contact Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.zooper.com or http://zooper.com/Zooper/Customer/Safety_Recall/2010_and_2011_armrest_bar.asp.

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