Step2 buggies withdrawn in safety alert
Two types of children's buggies have been removed from the shelves of some British stores after their manufacturer said they they posed a serious risk of injury to infants.
Mothercare and the Early Learning Centre withdrew the Push Around and Whisper Ride buggies from sale after US company Step2 announced a voluntary recall of the products.
According to the firm, the handle can become detached from the buggy if a pin attached to a knob on the handle loosens.
It said in a statement: "This poses a serious risk of injury to young children."
No injuries have been reported in the UK, it added, but elsewhere the firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching, two incidents requiring professional medical treatment and 26 resulting in minor scrapes and scratches.
"Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and contact Step2 for a free repair kit," the company said.
A spokeswoman for Mothercare and the Early Learning Centre said: "Due to the concerns raised in the US over the safety of Step2 red and pink Push Around toy buggy sold at Early Learning Centre and the blue Whisper Ride toy buggy sold at Mothercare, we have decided to remove these products from sale pending further information from Step2.
"At Mothercare and Early Learning Centre product safety is our highest priority and this action has been taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers."
Both buggies are ride-on toys that come in a variety of colours and have a red Step2 logo on the handle.
The safety concerns do not apply to the newer design of the buggies on which the handle attaches with a bolt and screw.
- 1 Saudi Arabia mosque bombing: Two volunteer security guards hailed as heroes for stopping Isis suicide bomber reaching worshippers
- 2 Maisie Williams has an excellent message for one confused fan
- 3 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 4 Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government
- 5 Kate Moss on the naked Calvin Klein shoot and the obsession that ended her relationship
Saudi Arabia mosque bombing: Two volunteer security guards hailed as heroes for stopping Isis suicide bomber reaching worshippers
Maisie Williams has an excellent message for one confused fan
Archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old gold bongs in Russia
Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after British tourists complain of 'awkward' holidays
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
£16500 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the leading Mercedes-Ben...
£27500 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£19500 - £23500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Experienced B2B Telemarketer wa...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This global company are looking for two Showro...