Children’s Strollers Linked to Amputations
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Nov 11, 2009 in Product Recalls
A nationwide recall has been issued by Maclaren USA Inc for approximately one million strollers sold over the past decade after receiving reports of childrens fingers being amputated when caught in the strollers hinges.
The voluntary recall, announced with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, said consumers should immediately stop using the strollers, unless otherwise instructed. The recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold in the United States starting in 1999.
The amputations occurred while the strollers where being open or closed, not while the children were seated in the strollers, according to a spokeswoman. There have been 15 reports of children placing their finger in the strollers hinge mechanism, which led to 12 reported fingertip amputations in the U.S.
Affected models include: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveler. Consumers are being asked to contact Maclaren at (877) 688-2326 or through the web site for more information.
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