Itochu Corp said Tuesday that it will check and repair for free any defects in Chinese-made baby strollers that it imports and sells in Japan. The company has sold about 2,000 of the three-wheeled strollers since June last year through its subsidiary VCJ Corp.
Itochu said there is a danger that the front wheels of the strollers could come off because of improperly installed fixing brackets.
There have been three cases since January in which front wheels became disengaged. There have been no cases of injuries, the company said.
The 42,800-yen stroller, known as Verve, is produced by major German child safety seat maker Britax Romer at a factory in Guangdong Province, China.© JCN