Product Recall: Graco Strollers
Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Baby Essentials, Alerts & Recalls
Graco is recalling about 1.5 million strollers. Credit: CPSC
While drop-side cribs
continue to cause concern, strollers are proving just as faulty. After Maclaren pulled more than a million strollers
last November, Graco is now working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a voluntary recall of about 1.5 million strollers
Like the Maclaren recall, the hinges on the stroller's canopy pose a risk of fingertip amputation and laceration hazards to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy. There have been seven reports of children placing their fingers in the hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, and, as a result, there have been five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
The recall involves various models, so click here
to check your stroller's model number against the recalled list. Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit. The company can be reached at 800-345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays or at gracobaby.com
Back in December, a few moms fessed up to still using their Maclaren strollers, despite the recall. Now that there's a second case (with even more strollers), will parents continue to ignore the warnings?
Related: Nursery Equipment Safety Checklist