Stroller Recall: 1.5 Million Graco Strollers Recalled
Stroller giant Graco announced a recall today on nearly 1.5 million of its strollers, after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that many styles pose significant risks for fingertip amputations and lacerations. These risks, which mirror those of the Maclaren stroller recall back in November 2009, are caused when the hinges of the stroller canopy are opened and closed. To date, Graco has received seven reports of children injured by the canopy hinge—five fingertip amputations and two lacerations.
Wondering if your stroller style has been recalled? According to the CPSC, the recall involves the Graco Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers, as well as strollers and travel systems with the following model numbers:
Please note: Graco makes two different kinds of stroller hinges. According to the CPSC, only strollers or travel systems with plastic, jointed hinge mechanisms that have indented canopy positioning notches are included in the recall. Compare the photos below to see whether or not you have an affected hinge.
All recalled stroller styles were sold between October 2004 and December 2009 at nationwide retailers including Walmart, Target, Babies "R" Us, and Sears. If your family currently uses one of these strollers, stop using it immediately, and please spread the word to anyone you know who may be using one.
> For additional info on the stroller recall, you can contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit their website at GracoBaby.com.
> Read more of the official statement from the CPSC.
-- January 20, 2010
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