We recently (about 6 months or so ago) purchased an iCandy grape pushchair and extra accessories (footmuff etc) for our youngest child.
The pushchair looks great and seems very sturdy – oval metal frame rather than the generic skinny round tubes that grace most other pushchairs.
I am having a few serious issues with the pushchair now:
* The hubs of both front wheels are separating which makes the pushchair dangerous to use – I do not want to risk the wheels breaking apart while I am pushing the pushchair or even worse while pushing the pushchair across a road
* The seat attaches to the pushchair using two metal plates with sliding catches which are in turn screwed to the pushchair. Over time the metal plates have loosened and one screw has completely come out making the likelihood that other screws will come out very high indeed which I can only conclude will make the plate fall off with the very likely outcome of the chair becoming dangerously unattached to the pushchair.
Both of these flaws are clearly design issues and they need immediate and urgent rectification before a child or adult is injured or worse.
Images shown below, higher resolution images are available on request.
Missing screw in seat holding plate:
Front wheel showing where they are separating:
The manufacturer has been contacted and informed about these issues as well as the existence of this blog.