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Over 4.9 Million Graco Strollers Recalled Due To Amputation Risk

Fold lock side viewLARGE

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Mexico’sConsumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO), Health Canada and Graco Children’s Products Inc. have issued a recall for Graco strollers and travel systems. 202,000 to be exact. 

This recall involves eight models of Graco strollers & travel systems. All affected models are a single-occupant stroller with a spring-loaded fold lock on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle.  Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on a label located on the stroller tubing frame.

graco recallThe model names and numbers included in the recall are:

Model Model Number
Aspen 6947MAN 6954AMB
Breeze 6907JUN 6907CYP 6907JJJ 7404NCB 7464CEL 740433 744200
Capri 694224 694234 694275 694285 694291 696053
Cirrus 6915BLB 6916MEL 7419LF 7456GKG 7458COV 691903 696242 741618
Glider 6987FMT 7424HML 7441FLT 7445UNN 7448WLS 7484ARD 7S00KWD 1763588
1763589 1805189
Literider 6710JKP 6710JUP 6712NPB 6712PWC 6712SFT 6712SNY 6730HMP 6M01TAN
7300MAK 7304GEI 7304TOP 7320UVB 7340BEB 7350DOH 7360NGS 1763582
1789383 1793562 1801006 1805076 1805294 1809351 1862528 1875549
1882467
Sierra 748707
Sterling 7425CLE 742902 743725

The recall was issued as the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.

Fold lock side viewLARGEIn the United States, Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.

Neither Health Canada nor Elfe Juvenile Products has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of the affected products.

Approximately 202,066 of these strollers & travel systems were sold in Canada, 4.7 million of these strollers & travel systems were sold in the United States and 10,000 of these strollers & travel systems were sold in Mexico.

Time period sold:

In Canada, the affected strollers and travel systems were sold from August 2000 to November 2014.

In the United States, strollers and travels systems with a manufacture date from August 1, 2001 to September 25, 2014 are included in the recall.

Contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit. Repair kits will be available from the firm at the beginning of December 2014. While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.

Consumers can order their free repair kit by phone at 1-800-667-8184 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Customers with questions or concerns can contact the customer service team by email at: service@graco.net or by phone at 1-800-667-8184. Additional assistance can be found at www.graco.net.       

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.

   

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