Warning issued about Zooper Waltz baby stroller

March 7, 2011 1:47:49 PM PST
Consumer Reports' latest tests of the Zooper Waltz stroller reveals a potential strangulation hazard.

The Zooper Waltz has been designated a "don't buy safety risk."

Like many traditional strollers, the Zooper Waltz comes with both a grab bar and a tray that attach above a child's legs. Consumer Reports found a safety problem.

"If a child isn't strapped into the stroller, their torso could slip through the gap between the grab bar and the seat. But their head could get hung up. And that could result in strangulation. That same problem would exist if the tray was in place," said Consumer Reports spokesperson.

The stroller failed Consumer Reports test of a voluntary safety standard.

If you own this stroller, Consumer Reports recommends you discard the grab bar and tray and always strap your child in a stroller.

The maker of the Zooper Waltz says the stroller meets all voluntary safety standards and it has no reports of injuries. The company also says the Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently testing the Zooper Waltz for the problem.