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January 20, 2010

Massive Graco Stroller Recall Due to Amputations and Lacerations

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Massive Graco Stroller Recall Due to Amputations and Lacerations

Graco strollers, widely used by U.S. families, are being recalled due to unexpected collapsing. Graco stroller recall includes nearly 1.5 million Duo Tandem and about 143,000 MetroLite Graco units. The collapse, that has triggered the recall, is caused by the faulty latch.

The following stroller models are included in the recall:

– Graco’s Passage;

– Alano;

– Spree Strollers and Travel Systems

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to children when a consumer is opening or closing the canopy.

Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, according to the CPSC’s news relesae. This has resulted in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008, and are sold at retailers like Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Target and more.

Duo Tandem Model Numbers Recalled:
7950
7955
7960
7965
7970
7980
7990

Duo Tandem serial numbers recalled range between 01011994 and 12311999, also between 01011996 and 10311998.

MetroLite stroller Model Numbers Recalled:
6110DW
6114NGS
6110F3
7410CON
6111FKB
7413CML
6114HAV
7413MRN
6114JAM

Graco urges parents and child caregivers to stop using any of the recalled strollers immediately. Contact the firm to receive a free repair kit, which includes a custom-designed latch that consumers can attach to the stroller’s frame. The repair kit takes 1-2 weeks to receive by mail

Call Graco at 800-981-4412 or visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to check any other recalled products for children. The Graco.com website is currently overloaded with visitors.

Other similar stroller recalls, like the ones from Graco, due to amputations are nothing new. Just last November, 1 million Maclaren strollers were recalled after 12 children suffered amputations when their fingers were caught in a hinge mechanism. Seehttp://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10115.html for more about this Graco stroller recall.

(Source: Fox News / Huliq.com)

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=45344

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