Safety alert: Cosatto Giggle pushchair problemFolding mechanism could fail on some pushchairs
02 October 2013
Cosatto has issued a product notice for some of its Giggle pushchairs as it has identified an issue with the front mounting bracket on some of the batches, meaning the folding mechanism could fail.
It's unclear what problems could arise if you continue to use the pushchair, but Cosatto has requested that people with an affected pushchair call the dedicated hotline to organise for it to be collected, checked and potentially repaired.
We will update this news story, as well as our review of the Cosatto Giggle, as soon as we have more information.
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Cosatto pushchairs affected
Not all Cosatto Giggle pushchair models are affected, but the following are those which may have the problem:
- Giggle Sunny
- Giggle Treet
- Giggle Go Lightly
- Giggle Pablo
- Giggle All Star
The Giggle Bizzy Betty is not affected, an neither are other Cosatto pushchairs, such as the Yo! and Supa.
Not all batches of the models above are affected either. You can find out if your pushchair is affected by entering the batch number, which you can find on a sticker on the inside of the pushchair chassis, into the Cosatto website under the pushchair type.
In addition, you can also check the number underneath the front mounting chassis. If it has no number, or the number 18, it is an affected model. Models with the number eight or 118 are not affected.
If you have an affected model, you can call Cosatto's dedicated freephone number, 08000 149 252, to arrange for it to be collected and potentially repaired within three working days.
We've reviewed more than 160 pushchairs and we spend £70,000 a year on testing. We assess:
- safety and durability - including how well a pushchair is made, its strength and stability and the quality of its locking mechanisms and brakes
- ease of use - including folding and pushing, attaching and removing accessories, cleaning and loading the pushchair into a car boot
As well as completing an expert assessment of each model, we also get our parent panel to try out and rate each pushchair with their child.
Whenever we uncover safety issues we push for positive change, to improve the market for all parents. We did not encounter this problem with the Cosatto Giggle that we tested.
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