Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga, today announced a voluntary recall of about 1.5 million Graco’s Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy. Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations. CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission news release for more information.