21 models of SmartTrike products, which are sold at Target stores nationwide, have been recalled as they have been deemed unsafe for use.
According to the recall notice on Target’s website, the strollers are unsafe as they do not have a parking brake and the product does not meet the Australian Standards for prams.
21 models of Target’s SmarTrike products have been recalled
When used as a stroller to transport children, the product may cause injury to a child if the product rolls in an uncontrolled manner, or if a child falls out of the product, reads the hazard description on Target’s website.
Defect: These products have some of the features of a stroller, but are unsafe for use as a stroller as they do not have a parking brake, tether strap, or relevant warnings as required by the mandatory standard ‘Trade Practices Act 1974 Consumer Protection Notice No. 8 or 2007 – Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers.’
What should consumers who have purchased the SmarTrike do?
Consumers should not use the product as a stroller to transport children. Those who purchased the product from Target believing that it was a stroller or could be used as a stroller can return the product to a Target store for a full refund.
A receipt is not required to obtain a refund.
Consumers who purchased SmarTrike trikes from retailers other than Target should contact their supplier for advice.
For further information, you can contact Target Customer Support on 1300 753 567.
Products being recalled:
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