Baby Strollers Recalled Because of Amputation Risk

The baby stroller maker Maclaren USA Inc. is recalling 1 million umbrella baby strollers after received reports of 12 children who have had fingertips amputated by side hinges. The Connecticut-based manufacturer has apparently been working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on what is being called a “voluntary recall.” (Click here for the CPSC notice.)
According to reports, the Maclaren USA has received reports of 15 injuries to children placing their fingers in the hinges on the side of the stroller. Those injuries have increased in the last two years.

The recalled strollers include all “Volo” and “Techno XT” models sold in the last 10 years. The company is asking that owners immediately stop using the strollers until protective covers are placed on the hinges. Maclaren will provide free hinge covers to all owners who request them. (Click here for more info.)

Here are images of the strollers being recalled:

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The umbrella strollers are made in China, and sold in the U.S. at retailers including Babies “R” Us and Target.

Source: Bloomberg

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