More than 10,000 Baby Jogger City Versa strollers have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because the stroller's frame can fail to lock, which can cause the stroller to collapse while it's in use--a fall hazard to the child sitting in it. The stroller costs about $450.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's December 12, 2012, recall notice says manufacturer Baby Jogger has received six reports of incidents where the frame failed to lock, although no injuries have been reported.
If you have a Baby Jogger City Versa stroller with a manufacture date between May 15 and August 20, 2012 (the date is printed on the stroller's black plastic side hinge below "Baby Jogger" and "City Versa"), stop using it and contact Baby Jogger (877-506-2213, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday) for a free replacement stroller frame. You can also e-mail the company at email@example.com.
The City Versa is one of several Baby Jogger models on the market today. In August 2009, about 41,000 of the company's popular City Mini single and double strollers were recalled because the restraint buckle could break or unlatch and allow the child to fall out. Baby Jogger sent owners a free replacement restraint buckle and installation instructions as a remedy. And in May 2011, about 2,000 Baby Jogger's Jump Seats, meant to attach to the company's City Elite, City Classic, and Summit strollers, were recalled.