Monday, November 9, 2009

Maclaren Recalls Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Maclaren USA announced a voluntary recall of Maclaren Strollers. Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.

The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. Maclaren 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.

This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold from 1999 through November 2009. 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.

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