Fingertips Amputated Prompt Graco Strollers Recall
Graco Children’s Products, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a voluntary recall of the following products: Graco’s Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled strollers immediately. The recall was prompted by reports of five children having fingertips amputated by the canopy hinges. Two other children received cuts on their fingertips.
Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. The strollers with the plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photo below) are the only ones included in this recall.
The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date can be found located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.
The recalled strollers with the canopy hinges were made in China. The strollers were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.
For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.com
Additional information can also be found at the CPSC website: www.cpsc.gov