A recalled Thule Sleek stroller
Photo: Thule

Thule has recalled about 4,800 Sleek strollers sold at a variety of retailers nationally between July 2018 and June 2020. 

The Sleek's handlebar can detach from the stroller frame, so that the person pushing it could lose control and risk injuring the child, according to Thule and the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Thule has received one report of the handlebar detaching, but no reports of injuries, the CPSC said.

In March, Thule recalled about 1,500 Sleek car seat adapters because their plastic brackets can break, putting infants at risk of falling.

If you have one of these Sleek strollers, stop using it and contact Thule to receive a free replacement stroller frame. Only strollers made between May 2018 through September 2019 are included in this recall, and they do not have a QC (quality control) 2020 sticker next to the product label.

Details of Thule Sleek Stroller Recall

The recall: The Thule recall involves around 4,800 Sleek strollers. They’re black, dark gray, light gray, navy blue, or red with a silver or black frame. 

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Only strollers without a QC 2020 sticker next to the product label and made between May 2018 through September 2019 are included in this recall. The product label is on the inside of the lower part of the stroller frame, near the cargo basket. The second line on the label has a product number of 11000001-5, 11000017, 11000330, or 11000337-342, and the manufacture date code appears in the YY/MM format right after the product number.  

Recalled Thule Sleek Stroll and product label
In the photo at left, the red arrow points to the product label. The label contains important info and is shown at right.
Photo: Thule

The risk: The stroller’s handlebar can detach from the frame, posing a risk of injury to the child, according to the CPSC recall notice. 

Incidents/injuries: Thule has received one report of the handlebar detaching from the stroller, but no reports of injuries. 

Where and when sold: Buy Buy Baby, REI and other stores nationwide sold these strollers, and they were sold online at Thule and Amazon. These strollers were sold from July 2018 through June 2020 for $830 to $850.

The remedy: If you have a recalled stroller, stop using it immediately. Contact Thule so that you can receive a free replacement Sleek stroller frame, and to arrange to return your recalled stroller. Thule will send you a prepaid shipping label and you return the recalled stroller in the box that the new frame arrives in.

Contact info: Call Thule toll-free at 855-929-3531 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. You can email the company at thulesleek18@thule.com, or go to the Thule website to fill out a form.

Report a defective product: Call the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772 or go to SaferProducts.gov.