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Published: February 2013

We named the iCandy Cherry stroller a Don't Buy: Safety Risk after our tests.

Consumer Reports is the most reliable, authoritative source of information on issues that concern all consumers, including your health, your money, and your well-being. A key element in the information we provide to you is the work done by our product-safety staff.

In December 2012, for example, our testers found a hazard with the iCandy Cherry and Mutsy Evo strollers. Like many strollers, the Cherry and Evo have horizontal grab bars. During our tests, we found that the strollers' bars could let an unharnessed child's torso but not the head pass through. As a result, a child's head could get caught on the bar, potentially resulting in asphyxiation. We subsequently named both strollers a Don't Buy: Safety Risk and promptly alerted the Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the strollers' manufacturers.

In February 2012, our review of baby high chairs found a similar strangulation hazard and other dangers with the Dream on Me Bistro high chair. In that case, the CPSC issued a recall of the Dream on Me high chair after we reported our findings to the agency and the manufacturer.

You can help us by telling us about safety problems you encounter or concerns that arise with the products you use. When you contact us, please include the following:

  • Your name and contact information, including e-mail address.
  • Information on the product involved, including name and/or type of product, its approximate age, model number, and where and when purchased.
  • A detailed description of your safety-related issue.

Also report an unsafe product to SaferProducts.gov

   

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