Graco is recalling 4.7 million strollers in the U.S. that affect 11 different models due to a folding hinge defect. The issue is that the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. The eleven models affected include the Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems. The strollers were manufactured from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014. The strollers were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers.
There have been eleven reported incidents due to this hazard. These incidents include six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.
Consumers should contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit. Repair kits will be available from the firm at the beginning of December 2014. While waiting for a repair kit, 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.
Click here to read the full recall notice: Graco Stroller Recall
Earlier this year, Graco issued recalls for over 4 million car seats due to a buckle defect.
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