Target has launched a nationwide recall of 21 models of tricycles sold in its city and country stores over an 11-year period.
The recall comes after an investigation by the ACCC, which found that the design – which features long handles at the back reminiscent of a stroller – does not meet the safety standards of a certified stroller.
Target posted a warning to their Facebook page alerting consumers that the SmarTrike models, sold between May 2007 and July 2018, presented a safety hazard.
“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 of 2007 – Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers,” the recall notice states.
“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 the child falls out of the product.”
Anyone who bought the product from Target believing it was a stroller can return it to a Target or a Target Country store where a full refund will be provided, Target said.
Further information is available by calling Target’s Customer Support Centre of 1300 753 567 or visit www.target.com.au/smartrike-recall.
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