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Strollers Recalled Again for Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Maclaren strollers sold before November 2009 were recalled today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for additional fingertip amputations and lacerations.

The strollers were recalled because when the consumer unfolds/opens the stroller, the hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to a child. Since the original recall, Maclaren received an additional 37 injury reports. The additional injuries include five fingertip amputations, 16 lacerations and 16 fingertip entrapments/bruising.

This recall involves about one million Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold before November 2009. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not being recalled. The strollers were sold at Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

The CPSC advises consumers to 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 visit the CPSC.

Plus: Be sure to keep your family safe and find information on the very latest product recalls with our Recall Finder on Parents.com.

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phil&teds Jogging Strollers Recalled After Serious Injuries

Friday, January 21st, 2011

philted-strollerThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that phil&teds USA is recalling nearly 30,000 jogging strollers after three serious injuries, including a finger that was cut off, reports Consumer Ally on WalletPop.com.

According to Mitch Lipka at Consumer Ally, “the CPSC said when someone is opening or closing the phil&teds strollers they can get a finger caught in the hinge.”

The recall includes the sport v2 and classic v1 models that were sold from from May 2008 through July 2010 for $350-$450.

For more important details on this story, including what to do if you’ve purchased one of the recalled strollers, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report. Be sure to keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder on Parents.com.

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