Date
18 December 2017
The Consumer Council says price is no guarantee of quality when it comes to baby strollers. Photo: Bloomberg
The Consumer Council says price is no guarantee of quality when it comes to baby strollers. Photo: Bloomberg

Pricey baby stroller at bottom of consumer watchdog’s list

The Consumer Council has put baby strollers through their paces only to find that sticker price is not necessarily a sign of quality. 

Of the 19 strollers tested by a European laboratory, the Dutch-made Stokke Crusi with sibling seat — priced at close to HK$15,000 (US$1,935) — got the lowest score from the council, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. It was found to be too heavy to push and difficult to navigate around obstacles, the report said.

All of the strollers sell for between HK$1,490 and HK$14,860, and seven were deemed as not complying with safety standards.

Baby strollers must meet European, US or Australia/New Zealand safety standards to be sold in Hong Kong.

Among the defects in the products were problems with wheels, locks and gaps between seats and push bars, the report said.

The Customs and Excise Department said it has received the test results and had sent product samples to a government lab. Laws will be enforced if the products fail safety standards.

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