Strollers are, most definitely, a necessity for parents with small children. However, Consumer Reports suggests that many strollers put children at a high risk of strangulation. Between 2006 and 2009, five children died due to a stroller injury, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Baby Stroller Recalls & Dangers
One of the children who died was a 7-month-old baby who was put down for a nap inside a stroller and got stuck. Although he was taken to the hospital promptly, he passed away. The dangers of strollers are real and parents need to take caution when choosing a stroller for their children.
In some strollers, there is a space between the tray and the seat that can sometimes be too large, allowing the child’s torso to slide through while keeping the head in the stroller. This can cause a horrible death to the child. Children should never be left unattended inside a stroller, and parents should always use the harness system to strap the baby safely in the stroller. Although strollers are supposed to be safe even if the child is unstrapped, this safety feature can be the difference between life and death. It’s always important to check the news for any recalls and to get a replacement stroller if needed.