PARENTS who have bought a SmarTrike brand product for their children are being placed on alert, with Big W issuing a defect warning.
The retail giant is recalling 21 of the models, sold prior to 28 February 2019.
“These products are supplied to BIG W by SmarTrike and are not BIG W’s own brand products,” the company explained in a statement on their website.
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The defect description explains, the SmarTrike products (pictured below) “should not be used as a stroller but have some of the features of a stroller”.
“The products are unsafe for use as a stroller to transport children as they do not have the safety features required of a stroller by the mandatory standard Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers.
“If used by a customer as a stroller to transport children, the product may cause injury to a child if the product rolls in an uncontrolled manner or if the child falls out of the product.
“Consumers can return the product to any BIG W store for a full refund. A receipt is not required.”
It comes just days after Target issued a recall on a similar product.
You can go to the Big W website for the description of all 21 model that are affected by the recall.