RECALL ALERT: This Stroller Almost Strangled A Baby

September 4, 2017
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The iCandy Peach 2016 is a single pushchair, which can be converted to a double, has been recalled.

The affected batch ranges include the following: A10050-A10057 and A10067-A10070.

What are the defects of the affected prams?

The crotch strap on the Peach 2016 model pushchair and converter seat may come away from the centre of the buckle (waist and shoulder harness is not affected).

What are the hazards?

The stroller May pose a fall or injury hazard if broken during use.

What should consumers do?

Tobil & Co Pty Ltd will post a replacement crotch strap with a stronger buckle to all consumers affected -with a product in the batch range.

“She was hanging in the pram with her neck tangled in the harness

Earlier this month, it was reported that a one-year-old Freya’s neck tangling in the harness of an iCandy Peach Pram.

Nicki Elsworth was walking her daughter in the pram when she noticed that her little girl’s cry begin to change – which prompted her to immediately check on her.

What she saw is still stuck in her mind.

“When I looked down the buckle had broken and she was hanging in the pram with her neck tangled in the harness,” she said.

The 35-year-old said that her little girl was left with “raised red marks” on her body and chest but is otherwise “thankfully fine”.

“At first I thought she had somehow managed to undo the straps, but we later discovered the buckle was faulty.”

iCandy said that “a small number” of iCandy Peach buckles had broken while they were being used, The Sun reported.

Risk assessments were then carried out and changes were made to the buckle despite it passing all formal safety testing.

“Since this change has been implemented, no further occurrences have been reported from the new buckle,” an iCandy spokeswoman told The Sun.

“The faulty batch numbers were identified, stockists made aware and a notification issued on our social media channels and website to enable iCandy to implement the modified part changes as efficiently as possible.”

To check whether your pram is affected or to obtain further information about a replacement part, contact Tobil and Co directly or visit the company website 

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