Safety check warning for Brio pushchair ownersBrio Go stroller users urged to check screws
24 February 2010
Owners of Brio Go strollers are being urged to carefully check the screws of its carrycot adaptor's fixing straps, after it emerged that in some cases the screws might not have been properly tightened.
In an official statement Brio said: 'We have noticed a risk that some fixing strap screws on carrycot adaptors for the Brio Go, manfactured in 2008 and 2009, are not properly tightened. There is therefore a risk that they could come loose after a period of use.'
The company says if all eight of the screws securing the straps of the carrycot adaptor were to come loose, the carrycot 'could slide off the adaptor and fall off the strollers' frame', risking injury.
Brio is not issuing a recall of the product but is advising Go pushchair owners to check the tightness of each screw.
Which? tests pushchairs
Lizzy Ruffles, Which? pushchair expert said: 'Regular maintenance of your pushchair is essential. The problem highlighted by Brio on its Go pushchair shows why it's important to check the components of your pushchair frequently.'
We've got tips on how to properly maintain your pushchair in our pushchairs review, which includes results from our rigorous lab tests of nearly 150 pushchairs - including the and Brio Sing pushchairs.
Which? has also independently reviewed , high chairs, stair gates and baby monitors.
Checking the screws on your Brio Go stroller
Brio's advice on what to check:
1. the upper side of the adapter with the four fixing straps
2. turn adapter over to reveal/provide access to the screws that fix the fixing straps
3. tighten all eight screws (two on each strap) with an ordinary screwdriver.
Alternatively you can take your stroller into a local Brio stockist and ask staff to check or tighten the screws for you. Visit the Brio website for more information.