Why Mockingbird Is Recalling Almost 150,000 Single-to-Double Strollers
According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Popular baby stroller brand, Mockingbird, has voluntarily recalled around 149,000 of its Single-to-Double Strollers. Here’s what you need to know.
Why are Mockingbird’s Single-to-Double Strollers being recalled?
Over the past few months, Mockingbird received 138 reports from stroller users of cracks in the stroller frame, including eight injuries involving cuts, scratches or bruising to children in the strollers. Dozens of parents took to social media to share their stories about the stroller suddenly breaking during normal use.
One Brooklyn mom, CJ Chellin, filed a report with CPSC to recount the story of her stroller suddenly breaking in half mid-intersection, causing the 4-year-old in the front to fall face down on the road, and the seat her 2-year-old was in to fall backward into the basket below. A man walking nearby helped pick up her kids and carry them to the sidewalk. Both children, though shaken up, were unhurt.
In a social post, announcing the recall, Mockingbird acknowledges the reports of issues with cracking in the lower side of the stroller frame, posing a fall risk to children in the stroller. While the brand maintains the issue was reported in just 0.09 percent of the strollers being recalled, it emphasizes that safety is its top priority and encourages all parents with single-to-double strollers to check their lot number against the recall list.
How do I know if my product is affected by the recall?
The recall includes only Mockingbird Single-to-Double Strollers with a lot number between 20091 and 22602. The lot number is a five-digit number that can be found on the white product label located on the inner left side of the stroller frame near the top of the basket. You can enter in your lot number to check and see if your stroller is a part of the recall on the Mockingbird recall page.
What should I do if my product is recalled?
The good news is parents won’t have to throw out their recalled Mockingbird Single-to-Double strollers. Mockingbird is happy to provide parents with a free frame reinforcement kit for all affected strollers.
Mockingbird urges parents to stop using affected Single-to-Double Strollers until they have received and installed their free frame reinforcement. You can fill out a simple form to request your free frame reinforcement once confirming your lot number at Mockingbird.com.
You can find more information about the recall on Mockingbird’s recall FAQ page.