Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Re-announcement of November 2009 Recall of Strollers by Maclaren USA
Recall date:May 12, 2011
Product Category: Strollers
|The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn. re announced a voluntary recall of about one million Maclaren strollers (this product was recalled in November 2009).The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
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.
This recall involves the products listed below:
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.
The Maclaren strollers were sold at Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
They were manufactured in China.
What can you do and whom to contact
Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit.
Consumers who have not received or installed the hinge covers should contact Maclaren USA at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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