Friday, May 13th, 2011
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free repair kit to get hinge covers.
For more information visit the CPSC.