January 20, 2010: Graco Strollers Recalled Due to Fingertip Amputation
Many models of the stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Graco® Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, have announced a voluntary recall of about 1.5 million Graco’s Passage™, Alano™, and Spree™ strollers and travel systems. The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.
Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
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Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.
The strollers sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart, and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.
The recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™, and Spree™ strollers and travel systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:
6330CAP, 6330THR, 6330THR3
7240DNB, 7240DNB2, 7240MKL2, 7240MKL3
7255CLP, 7255CLP2,7255CRA2, 7255CRA3,7255CSA3, 7255GPK3,7255GRN, 7255GRN2,7255JJB3, 7255ORC2,7255WLO2, 7255WLO3
7260BAN, 7260BAN2,7260BAN3, 7260MRA2,7260MRA3, 7260PKR,7260PKR2
The strollers were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.gracobaby.com.
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