Parents urged to be safe with prams and strollers
The ACCC is urging parents and carers to follow some simple safety tips when using prams and strollers.
Prams and strollers not under the control of parents or carers can roll away into potentially hazardous situations.
Two deaths were reported in South Australia in 2006/7 after strollers rolled into a river. There have also been several reports of ‘near-miss’ incidents, especially near railway platforms and near bodies of water.
The most common injuries are:
- finger cut, crush or even amputation and finger entrapment injuries sustained by parents and carers in stroller folding mechanisms
- facial injuries and bruising to children associated with falls from prams and strollers.
You can help to avoid incidents like these by ensuring your pram or stroller has all mandatory safety features, and by following some simple tips.
For more information visit the Product Safety website here.