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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Graco strollers recalled due to fingertip amputation and laceration hazards



That headline says it all. About 1.5 million Graco strollers and travel systems are under this recall Mom_gracohinge because of the threat of fingertip amputation or laceration. Seven injuries have been reported. Graco's Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems are being recalled if they have a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches. The strollers were manufactured in China between October 2004 and February 2008. The model and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame just above the rear wheels.

Mom_gracostroller The strollers were sold everywhere, including Toys and Babies "R" Us stores, Target, Sears and Walmart from October 2004 December 2009 and cost $80-$90 for just the strollers and $150-$200 for the stroller systems.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says you should stop using these strollers immediately. Graco will provide a free protective cover repair kit to correct the problem. Contact Graco toll-free at 1-800-345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or go the company's Web site for more information.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:05am]


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