Two recalls have been initiated this week for jogging strollers for the same problem – grab bars.

Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers

Units: About 12,000

Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores and websites including Amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700. The strollers were manufactured in China.

Description: This recall involves the grab bar on Tri Mode Single and Twin strollers. “Valco Baby” is printed on the head rest and the padding on the footboard. The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller. The stroller’s model numbers are located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar. The recalled strollers with the affected grab bars are listed in the chart below.

Model Numbers
RUN6140 RUN6141 RUN6142
RUN6143 RUN6144 RUN6145
RUN6146 RUN6147 RUN7710
RUN7711 TRI8800 TRI8801
TRI8802 TRI8803 TRI8890
TRI9103 TRI9104 TRI9105
TRI9106 TRI1033 TRI1034
TRI1035

Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers

Units: About 800

Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the grab bar on Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport strollers. “Tike Tech” is printed on the footrest and on the back of the stroller on the left and right sides. The ID codes are located on the interior left side frame. The following ID codes are included in this recall:

ID-Codes
TT-18-01
TT-18-02
TT-18-03
TT-18-04
TT-18-05
TT-18-06
TT-18-07

Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300. The strollers were manufactured in China.

In both cases, the consumer should immediately discontinue use of the stroller and contact the company in question for information on how to to get a free replacement grab bar, if desired.

Tike Tech can be contacted at (800) 296-4602 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Email the company at recall@tiketech.com or visit their website at www.tiketech.com.

Valco Baby can be contacted at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET. Visit the company’s website at www.valcobaby.com or email them at recall@valcobaby.com.