A product recall has been issued by Graco Children’s Products of Atlanta, Ga. and The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for several models of strollers that pose a safety risk to children.
The stroller recall was initiated because of hazards created by faulty product design, specifically; fingertip laceration or amputation to children when opening or closing the canopy. This is caused by an unsafe hinge mechanism, and so far there have been 5 fingertip amputations and 2 lacerations reported as a result of the Graco stroller defect.
The recalled Graco stroller models include:
- Graco Passage;
- Alano; and
- Spree Strollers and Travel Systems.
The CPSC has provided information about the specific recalled stroller model numbers.
The recalled strollers were sold between October 2004 and December 2009 at various nationwide retailers, all of which are also listed at the CPSC website. The company recommends that anyone who owns a defective Graco stroller should stop using it immediately and contact the company to receive a free protective gear kit.
Graco can be telephoned at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
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