Have you heard about the latest stroller recall? If not, your child’s safety could be in jeopardy. After reports of injuries to fingers, Graco has recalled close to 5 million strollers, 4.7 of which are in the U.S. If you, or someone you know has a Graco stroller, here is everything you need to know to keep your child safe.
Details on the Graco stroller recall
There are 11 models branded by Graco and Century that are being recalled. The defective, single-occupancy strollers were packaged and sold both alone, and as a travel system between August of 2000, to September of 2014. Model names of the faulty products include Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling, and TravelMate. The made in China strollers were sold at major retailers including Target, Toys-r-us, Amazon, and Wal-Mart.
Stroller defect and injury report
After 11 reports of serious finger injuries, Graco made a decision to recall the hazardous products. Six of those reports included finger-tip amputations, four were partial finger-tip amputations, and one was a laceration. The sliding fold-lock hinge is to blame for the injuries. When the hinge begins to fold, it is easy for a child to get their finger stuck in between, resulting in a severe cut, or amputation.
Graco is calling for parents to be very cautious when putting their child in the stroller, or taking them out. The company says not to put your child in the stroller until the hinge has been locked, and if the hinge begins to fold at any point make sure to get the child out to prevent injury. Repair kits and hinge covers are now available through Graco.
Although the items have been recalled, they are still being sold in stores and online through sites like Craigslist. For this reason, it’s important to check the model numbers before making a Graco stroller purchase.
These types of issues and personal injury often require legal assistance. If you, or someone you know is dealing with this type of issue or were injured by a Graco stroller hinge and have legal questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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