Graco Recalls 5 Million Strollers Over Finger Amputation
About the Stroller Recall
According to the Daily Financy, Graco has received 11 reports involving finger injuries, including six fingertip amputations, and four partial amputations. A similar recall was conducted by Graco occurred in 2010; however, the number of strollers involved in this recall is far larger.
4.7 million strollers are being recalled in the US and 202,000 in are being recalled in Canada. CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled strollers and immediately call Graco for a free repair kit, which includes hinge covers.
The kit will be available starting next month. CPSC recommends that caregivers “immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.”
Description of Recalled Strollers
- This recall involves 11 models of Graco stroller. The models are: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling, and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems.
- The strollers are China made and were sold at major retailers including Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and Amazon from August 2000 until this month for about $40 to $70 per stroller and $140 to $170 for the travel system.