Parents, if you have a Maclaren umbrella stroller, stop using them immediately.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maclaren Strollers of South Norwalk, Conn. today announced a voluntary recall of about 1 million strollers.
Hazard: The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation
and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of children
placing their finger in the stroller's hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports
of fingertip amputations in the United States.
Description: This recall involves all Maclaren single and double
umbrella strollers. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. The affected
models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR,
Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
Sold at: Babies"R"Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass
merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between
$100 and $360.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled
strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maclaren USA
toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
or visit the firm's Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall.