November 20, 2014 — Nearly 5 million Graco strollers are being recalled after 11 reports of child finger injuries, including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-amputation, and one finger laceration.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CSPC) warns that the folding hinge on the side of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.
Model-names in the Graco stroller recall:
All of the models are single-occupant strollers. They have an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle. They were sold from August 2000 to November 2014 and sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, other retailers, and online for about $40-70.
What Should I Do?
Graco is recommending owners to “immediately” contact the company for a free repair kit. If you must use the stroller before the kit arrives, “exercise extreme care” when unfolding and using the stroller — be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing the child in the stroller. If the stroller begins to fold, immediately remove the child and keep their fingers from the side hinge area.
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