Stroller Recall: Amputation Hazard

WASHINGTON - Maclaren USA is reannouncing a recall of its strollers because more children's fingertips have been amputated. The hinge mechanism on all single and double umbrella stollers sold before November 2009 are faulty.

The company has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is telling parents with these strollers to stop using them until they get a free repair kit. For a kit, contact Maclaren USA at hingecovers@maclaren-usa.com. You can also call toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


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