Aria Child Voluntarily Recalls Certain gb Qbit Strollers

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Company Identified Safety Issues and is Providing Free Replacements

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aria Child has announced a voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of certain older models of gb
Qbit strollers, over concerns that they may fold during use, or pinch a
caregiver’s hand in the folding hinge.


Approximately 29,000 strollers with model numbers 10AW1G-AQU2U,
10AW1G-RAS2U, 10AW1G-WHT2U, 10AW1G-CHA4U and 10AW1G-CIR5U, manufactured
from March 25, 2015 to March 9, 2016 are included in the recall. All
Qbits at retail have already been replaced with the upgraded Qbit LTE,
addressing both concerns.

While the Qbit meets all applicable U.S. safety standards, the company
received reports of minor bumps and bruises to children as a result of
the stroller inadvertently folding. The company also received reports of
caregivers pinching their hands in a hairline opening above the folding
hinge, after lifting the stroller from a folded, but unlocked position.

Most Qbit owners are not impacted by either of these issues,” said Aria
Child SVP Technology Americas Bill St. Pierre. “We alerted the CPSC of
these reports and are working with the agency to recall and replace the
affected strollers,” said St. Pierre.

The company is replacing the affected Qbit strollers with the Qbit LTE,
at no charge to consumers. The Qbit LTE has been redesigned and tested
to confirm both potential issues are resolved.

Consumers can see if they have an affected Qbit model by locating the
model number sticker on the rear leg of the stroller, directly above the
wheels, next to the basket.

The company has established a recall website at http://ariachildsafety.com
and is taking calls at its customer service center Monday through Friday
at 1-888-591-5540, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Ensuring the safety of caregivers and children is Aria Child’s top
priority,” said St. Pierre. “We value their trust in us and apologize
for any inconvenience this may cause,” he said.

About Aria Child:
Aria Child is a juvenile products company
dedicated to providing products for children and their families.

Contacts

For Aria Child
Adam Ritchie, 617-819-4237
gb.qbit@aritchbrand.com