STROLLERS RECALLED DUE TO FINGER INJURIES AND AMPUTATIONS

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May 19, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of one million Maclaren Strollers sold before November 2009 due to fintertip lacerations and amputations.

Consumers who have not yet obtained the repair should do so immediately. The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

 

Description: This reannouncement involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.

 

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Consumer Contact: Consumers who have not received or installed the hinge covers should contact Maclaren USA at hingecovers@maclaren-usa.com to obtain the free repair kit. Consumers also can call Maclaren toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11222.html

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 688-2326
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, visit www.saferproducts.gov, or contact CPSC's Hotline at info@cpsc.gov, (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Toll-free hotline: (800) 638-2772
 

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