A safety recall notice has been issued for two nationally available Mamas & Papas strollers following concerns that, under certain conditions, a latch may slip, causing the seatbacks to tip over and an infant to fall from the pram.
The Armadillo Flip and Flip XT strollers, which are used for children from birth to approximately four years of age, were sold from 1 August 2014 – 30 April 2016.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has advised that, when the stroller is in the parent facing position, a latch defect on the model could slip and cause the seatback to tip backwards. This cannot occur however, when the child is in the forward facing position or where a bassinet attachment is used.
If caregivers do not use the safety harness – or use it incorrectly –it is possible for an infant to fall from the stroller and be injured.
No injuries have been reported to date.
In a statement, the ACCC indicated that owners of the Armadillo Flip and Flip XT strollers would be contacted via telephone or letter to arrange a repair.
Until fixed, strollers should not be used on rough terrain in the parent-facing position. Caregivers should also ensure that infants are always securely strapped in using the safety harness.
The model numbers of the recalled strollers are:
Flip XT (225920700)
If you are not contacted directly, the ACCC advises owners to call Exquira on 1300 814 557 or email email@example.com to arrange repair.
For more information visit the ACCC website: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mamas-papas-armadillo-flip-and-armadillo-flip-xt-strollers