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Louise Chang, MD
Nov. 9, 2009 -- Maclaren USA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission
today announced a voluntary recall of "about a million" Maclaren baby strollers
because of the risk of fingertip amputation.
Maclaren USA has gotten 15 reports of children placing their finger in the
stroller's hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations in
the U.S., according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) news
The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and cut hazard
to children when the stroller is being unfolded or opened.
The recall includes all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The
word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Here are the affected models:
The recalled Maclaren strollers were sold at Babies "R" Us, Target, and
other retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009. Prices ranged from
$100 to $360.
"Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and
contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit," states the CPSC news
release. Contact Maclaren USA at 877-688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern
time Monday through Friday.
The CPSC web site has
photos of the recalled strollers.
SOURCE:News release, Consumer Product Safety Commission.Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.
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