BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Aria Child has announced a voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of certain older models of gb Qbit strollers, over concerns that they may fold during use, or pinch a caregiver’s hand in the folding hinge.
Approximately 29,000 strollers with model numbers 10AW1G-AQU2U, 10AW1G-RAS2U, 10AW1G-WHT2U, 10AW1G-CHA4U and 10AW1G-CIR5U, manufactured from March 25, 2015 to March 9, 2016 are included in the recall. All Qbits at retail have already been replaced with the upgraded Qbit LTE, addressing both concerns.
While the Qbit meets all applicable U.S. safety standards, the company received reports of minor bumps and bruises to children as a result of the stroller inadvertently folding. The company also received reports of caregivers pinching their hands in a hairline opening above the folding hinge, after lifting the stroller from a folded, but unlocked position.
“Most Qbit owners are not impacted by either of these issues,” said Aria Child SVP Technology Americas Bill St. Pierre. “We alerted the CPSC of these reports and are working with the agency to recall and replace the affected strollers,” said St. Pierre.
The company is replacing the affected Qbit strollers with the Qbit LTE, at no charge to consumers. The Qbit LTE has been redesigned and tested to confirm both potential issues are resolved.
Consumers can see if they have an affected Qbit model by locating the model number sticker on the rear leg of the stroller, directly above the wheels, next to the basket.
The company has established a recall website at http://ariachildsafety.com and is taking calls at its customer service center Monday through Friday at 1-888-591-5540, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
“Ensuring the safety of caregivers and children is Aria Child’s top priority,” said St. Pierre. “We value their trust in us and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” he said.
About Aria Child:
Aria Child is a juvenile products company dedicated to providing products for children and their families.