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Lan Enterprises Recalls Zooper Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Lan Enterprises, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,300 Zooper strollers. The recall is on Zooper strollers sold with an optional snack tray and armrest bar. The four models of strollers included in this recall were manufactured in China between February 2009 and June 2010.

The reason for the recall is because 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. Consumers should immediately remove the armrest bar and snack tray from the strollers and 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 website at www.zooper.com to receive a free replacement armrest bar and repair kit for the snack tray. Replacement parts will be available beginning July 1, 2011.

Interestingly, about 3,700 Zooper strollers were recalled last August for a frame latch failure that could result in the high-end stroller unexpectedly collapsing. The strollers affected in that recall were sold in 2007 and 2008. In that recall, Lan Enterprises received more than 180 reports of the problem, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

We continue to ship manufacturing jobs overseas, mainly to China. Is it worth the risks? I reiterate my August 6, 2010 blog question: Isn’t it time for us to say: "I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore"?

The U.S. CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products. If you experienced an incident or injury from the recalled Zooper stroller or to report another dangerous product visit CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Reminder: Be sure to always use the safety harness when you put your child in a stroller and never leave him alone in the stroller.

Mark Bello has thirty-three years experience as a trial lawyer and twelve years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed during litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Business Associate of the Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado Associations for Justice, a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board.

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  1. Elesha Jones says:
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    Thanks so much for helping parents with this article. I’ve found a great way to stay on top of what’s recalled is through http://wemakeitsafer.com/

  2. Kelly says:
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    Perhaps Zooper strollers need to be banned!

  3. Elizabeth Williams says:
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    Thanks Elesha for the mentioning the ‘We Make It Safer’ website. What a wonderful resource you found! I have included the link from the site you mentioned that lists the recalls for the Zooper strollers.

    http://wemakeitsafer.com/tools/productrecallsearch.php?view=lv&search_type_advanced=searchByAdvancedFields&s=hp&keyword=zooper+stroller

    Now parents have an additional resource available for finding recalls on products that they own or are considering buying. After spending some time on the site, I am amazed at how many items are recalled. Consumers definitely have a reason to be concerned and We Make It Safer gives buyers peace of mind.