Month: January 2010

Graco Recalls 1.5 Million Strollers For Amputation Risk

Graco has recalled about 1.5 million strollers after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the affected products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers to stop using the strollers, and to contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. The New York Times reports that Graco has received seven reports of finger injuries to children who had placed their fingers in a stroller’s canopy hinges as the stroller was being opened or closed.

The Graco recall includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems.  The strollers were made in China by Graco, and sold at such retailers as Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart, among others, from October 2004 to December 2009.  The model numbers and manufacture dates are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the wheels.