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Maclaren Strollers (Reissued from November 2009) Recalled

Date:
May 12, 2011
Category:
Strollers
Company/Brand:
Maclaren USA, Inc.
The Danger:
The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. Maclaren received 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 in the U.S.
Description:
This recall involves about one million strollers sold before November 2009. This re-announcement involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.
Sold At:
Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360
What To Do:
Stop using the stroller and call Maclaren toll-free at 977- 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail hingecovers@maclaren-usa.com to receive a free repair kit to get hinge covers.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11222.html