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300,000 Baby Strollers Recalled

COSCO 'Rock 'N Roller' Baby Strollers May Malfunction, Harm Baby

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June 23, 2004 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer, is recalling 300,000 baby strollers.

Consumers should stop using the COSCO "Rock 'N Roller" Baby Stroller immediately unless otherwise instructed, according to the CPSC.

If the strollers' stop pins are bent or missing or the seat is not fully attached, the seat can partially detach from the frame during use and the infant can be injured in a fall.

There have been 77 reports of problems related to the stroller seats. Injuries include one child that fell and had a slight concussion and another child that cut his forehead and required stitches. Additionally, there were 46 reports of bumps and bruises.

The COSCO® "Rock 'N Roller" strollers involved have seats that can be removed from the stroller frame. The detached seat can function as a bassinet, or be repositioned on the stroller frame facing front or back. The stroller has a dark blue or green metal frame with four wheels on the front and two wheels on the back. The side folding area of the frame has a white plastic cover that is labeled "Rock 'N Roller by Geoby COSCO®." There is a label on the back of the frame containing one of the following model numbers: 01-654, 01-622, 01-624, 01-646, or 01-656. The seat cover is usually a dark blue or green-printed fabric with "COSCO® A Dorel Company" printed on the footrest.

The strollers were sold at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, Toys "R" Us, Target, JCPenney, Service Merchandise, and other toy and children's furniture stores nationwide from April 1996 through August 2002 for between $79 and $179.

Consumers should stop using the recalled "Rock 'N Roller" strollers with detachable seats immediately and call the Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind., to determine how to inspect the stroller for possible replacement. The company can be reached at Dorel Juvenile Group at (800) 711-0402 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email rnr@djgusa.com.

Click here for a picture of the baby stroller.

SOURCE: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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