Graco children’s products are being recalled, 1.5 million units in all, due to a fingertip amputation.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports the Spree Strollers and Travel Systems, the Alano, the Graco’s Passage models are all included in the recall.
The CPSC says it has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism that has resulted in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
The strollers were sold between October 2004 to December 2009 and were carried by retailers such as Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, and Target.
Graco is providing consumers with a toll free number (800) 345-4109. The company will provide a free protective cover repair kit.
Graco Consumer Products of Atlanta, Georgia is a division of Newell Rubbermaid. In November of last year, Maclaren USA recalled about one million strollers after receiving a dozen reports of children’s fingers being amputated when caught in the stroller hinges.
Children's items sold at consigment stores and garage sales rarely are identified as recalled and largely remain on the consumer market. Check the CPSC Web site for recalled models. #