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ICYMI: Graco Recalls Nearly 5 Million Strollers

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Graco made headlines yesterday when it announced a major recall of some 4.7 million strollers. The recalled models feature a folding hinge on the side that can pinch, cut, or even amputate a child’s finger. Graco has already received 11 reports of finger injuries, including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation, and one report of a finger laceration.

The models affected are: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling, and TravelMate. They were sold between August 2000 through November 2014 at stores including Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com, among other online retailers. The stroller costs around $40-$70, and $140-$170 for the Travel System. All are single-occupant and feature an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle.

For a full list of the model names and numbers being recalled, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

If your stroller is on the list, the CPSC recommends you contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit, which will be available at the beginning of December. In the meantime, “caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.”

For more information, visit gracobaby.com or call (800) 345-4109.

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Product Recalls: What to Do
Product Recalls: What to Do
Product Recalls: What to Do

Image of Graco Breeze courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Graco Recalls Over 1.9 Million Harness Buckles on Car Seats

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

car-seat-recallGraco has issued a recall for over 1.9 million harness buckles on certain infant and toddler car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, after consumers complained they were tough to open. Among the various models affected are Snug Ride, Snug Ride 30, Snug Ride 35, Argos 70, My Ride 65 and My Ride 70. (Check out the full list of infant and toddler car seats affected.)

To find out if your buckle is being recalled, visit GracoBuckleRecall.com and enter the model and date of manufacture. You can find that info on the white label on the bottom or back of the car seat. If your car seat is on the list — or you just want to upgrade your buckle to the updated, easier-to-open design — fill out the online order form and Graco will send you a free replacement kit. According to the company, your current car seat is perfectly safe to use while you’re waiting for the replacement buckle to come in. In fact, to help make it easier to operate in the interim, Graco recommends giving the buckle a thorough cleaning.

For more information, visit GracoBuckleRecall.com or contact customer service by calling 877-766-7470 or emailing blog@gracobaby.com.

Tell us: How often (if ever) do you clean your child’s car seat?

Avoid a Car-Seat Mistake
Avoid a Car-Seat Mistake
Avoid a Car-Seat Mistake

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Image of baby in a car seat courtesy of Shutterstock 

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