Strollers are now becoming life altering for our children. Something that is made for infants to toddlers is now taking our babies finger tips.
About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.
Graco quotes,” Potential Problem: 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.”
The recall by Graco Children’s Products Inc. includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The Exton, Pa., company received seven reports of children placing their fingers in a stroller’s canopy hinge as the canopy was being opened or closed. Five children had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips.
The strollers were made in China by Graco and sold at other retailers nationwide from October 2004 to December 2009. I urge you to please contact Graco at either (800) 345-4109 or www.gracobaby.com, for the safety of your children.