Strollers Recalled for Fingertip Amputation Hazard

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

About a million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies "R" Us are being recalled after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall includes nine models of Chinese-made single and double umbrella Maclaren strollers, which have been sold around the country since 1999. The fingertip amputations occurred when children placed their fingers in the hinge mechanism of the recalled strollers.

The firm issued the U.S. recall after 12 cases of "fingertip amputation" caused by the mechanics of the strollers. In the U.S, Maclaren is providing a kit to cover the elbow joint on the hinge. But in the UK, a warning label is being put on new strollers.

"People love them, absolutely love them. I know some people who have three or four. So obviously, I think the company has a fantastic reputation and brand to protect and they ought to get out there and make clear what they're doing and that they're as worried about safety in this country as they are in America,” said Justine Roberts, Parenting Website "Mumsnet".

The company is offering free repair kits to fix the stroller problem. Details are available at http://www.cpsc.gov.


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