The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling one million of the popular Maclaren strollers after 12 children had their fingertips amputated in the stroller hinges.
The recalled strollers have been sold in the usual retail outlets since 1999 up until November of this year. They are made in China and sell from $100 to $360. People generally love the strollers.
The CPSC stated in an announcement on its Web site that, “The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.”
So far 15 reports have been made of children placing their finger in the stroller’s hinge, with 12 children losing fingertips. Maclaren will send parents protective covers for the hinges.
This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
If you have experienced problems with the hinges, even if adult fingers have been caught, the CPSC would be interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx. And for additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Source report: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10033.html