Maclaren umbrella strollers recalled after kids lost fingertips in hinge mechanism
Many products get recalled throughout the year and you might have a habit of tuning it out. But here is one to definitely pay attention to, Mommas: Maclaren USA, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily recalled about 1 million strollers because some models have been involved in the amputation or laceration of tiny fingertips.
That's pretty scary so hustle on over to the CPSC Web site to get all the details and see photos of some of the models that were involved. The strollers were sold at Babies“R”Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360. 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.
The single and double umbrella strollers, which were made in China, have the word “Maclaren” printed on them. The models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
If you have one of the strollers, conact Maclaren toll-free at 1-877-688-2326 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET weekdays or visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall. Be forewarned that I had difficulty getting on the site and the toll-free phone number was rsng busy. Until you get through, I would advise not to use the stroller. If you finally get through by phone or on the site, you will receive a free repair kit for the stoller.
If you have had an accident, the CSPC would like to hear from you. Contact the agency here.
-- Sherry Robinson