Graco Children’s Products is recalling close to five million strollers in North America, due to a folding hinge on the side of the strollers that pose a risk of pinching or amputating a child’s finger.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the following products are included in the recall: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems.
According to Fox Business, the company has received multiple reports of finger injuries, including six reports of fingertip amputation.
These stroller models were made between August 2000 and September 2014 and were sold by major retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Toys “R” Us, Inc., and Target Corp. Owners are urged to contact Graco directly at 800-345-4109 for a repair kit that will be available beginning in December 2014.
In the meantime, the USCPSC says users should use extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller.
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