Island Wear umbrella strollers recalled in response to child injury, choking hazards

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The Hawaiian children’s apparel store Island Wear recalled just under 1,000 umbrella strollers on Wednesday after they were found to pose a fall and choking hazard for children, authorities said.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the strollers were designed with a gap between the restraint system and the seat large enough for children to slip through. The commission also said that children in the stroller could risk choking by biting off the foam covering on the grab bar.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Island Wear for instructions on how to receive a full refund,” the commission said in Wednesday’s report.

The strollers were sold in blue and multi-color and are equipped with a grab bar and footrest. They were sold at Paradise Island, Outrageous Outlet and Grand Resort Wear in Ocean City, Maryland, from April 2019 through October 2019, according to the commission.

Consumers who purchased Island Wear’s umbrella strollers can contact the company toll-free at 844-449-4144 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email at Islandwearoc@gmail.com.

Island Wear’s product is the second stroller recall of the year. In January, Baby Trend also recalled its Tango Mini Strollers due to a fall hazard. Four other companies recalled 165,000 sleepers in response to infant deaths the same month.