Graco Recalls Strollers & Travel Systems
Graco Children's Products Inc. recalls strollers and travel systems.
Description: This recall involves eight models of Graco strollers and 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.
Approximately 202,066 of these strollers and travel systems were sold in Canada. The affected strollers and travel systems were sold from August 2000 to November 2014.
Hazard: The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child's finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. In 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.
Corrective Action: Repair kits will be available 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 am and 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday. Customers with questions or concerns can contact the customer service team by email or by phone at 1-800-667-8184. Additional assistance can be found at Graco's website.
Manufactured in: China
Graco Children's Products
Elfe Juvenile Products