On Monday, manufacturer Delta Children voluntarily recalled a whopping 28,000 strollers after it received reports that a stroller leg bracket could break and pose a falling hazard to infants. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Delta Children received four reports of leg brackets breaking, one of which resulted in a child falling from a stroller. If you're worried that you may have been affected by the recall, you may be wondering: which Delta Children stroller was recalled, and how can you tell if yours was affected?
The recall only affected the company's J is for Jeep brand cross-country all-terrain jogging strollers, which were sold at Target, Walmart, and Shopko between August 2015 and August 2016. They retailed for $130 to $160. To find out if your J is for Jeep stroller was affected by the recall, you'll first want to take a look at your stroller's model and lot numbers, which can be found on a Delta Children label (which includes a blue heart) on the bottom-left frame support piece.
Once you've located and jotted down your model number and lot number, head over to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for a full list of affected strollers. There, you should locate your model number first, then see if your lot number is included in the list of strollers affected.
If your stroller was impacted by the recall, you'll want to get in touch with Delta Children to get a free replacement part ASAP. Consumers with affected strollers should stop using it immediately to avoid any risk of falls until they've replaced the replacement in question.
To get replacements, call Delta Children at 800-377-3777 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Recall Center online, which makes you select your model number, then input your lot number, in order to access a replacement form for a free part.
"Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, Delta Enterprise’s operations have been guided by a strong commitment to producing safe and quality products," Delta Enterprise told Romper in a statement, continuing:
As such, our products are rigorously tested to ensure we provide our consumers with safe products to make their jobs as parents easier. After recently receiving feedback from a small number of consumers about breakage of a hinge on a small number of J is for Jeep Brand Cross-Country All-Terrain Jogging Strollers last made and sold in 2016, we decided out of an abundance of caution to voluntarily implement a recall to replace stroller frames on this older production. These products met or exceeded U.S. and ASTM Stroller Standards. Nevertheless, we actively monitor consumer feedback and since this is a jogging stroller, we decided to offer our customers newer and even stronger replacement frames used in our newer production.
If you have a different brand stroller from Delta Children or your lot or model number wasn't included in the recall, breathe easy: your stroller should be just fine. If you have any doubts, questions, or concerns, however, you can always call Delta Children to ask any further questions. A Delta Enterprise representative told Romper the replacement should take between seven to 10 business days to deliver.
So far, there have been no reports of any seriously hurt children — Delta Children only reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that the one child who fell from the stroller received "cuts and bruises" as a result of the fall. However, if you own the stroller, you're better off safe than sorry. Definitely retire the stroller's use until you've received Delta's replacement frame.
If you're wondering if any other products in your child's life have been recalled, consider using an app like Recalls Plus or checking websites that keep track of parenting-related recalls. With Recalls Plus, for instance, you can put together lists of the categories that interest you — such as car seats, children's toys, kids' medicine, food, cribs, and baby gear — so that you can get important recall information without having to dig too deep online.
You can also sign up to receive a round-up of kid-related recalls regularly from Safe Kids Worldwide, which sends interested parents lists of monthly recalls that might concern them. They collect information from several agencies (including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) so you don't have to scan the agencies or news yourself.
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