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Double Stroller Poses Safety Risk: Report

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Consumer Report says a double stroller manufactured by Graco may pose a safety risk to children.

    The brakes on Graco’s Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX can release without warning, the organization warns.

    The problem was discovered during braking tests on a tilt table.

    The stroller was loaded with 35 pounds in the front infant seat and 40 pounds in the back seat; the table was then slowly tilted up.

    The brakes gave way, but fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

    Graco says the Consumer Reports’ test “fails to replicate real world conditions” because of its steep angle. The company adds the stroller meets voluntary safety standards.

    Out of 160 strollers tested, the Classic Connect LX is the only one where the brake released.

    If you own this stroller, Consumer Reports suggests asking your retailer for a refund.

    On the flip side, several other Graco strollers earn top scores, including the FastAction Fold Duo Click Connect.