Graco is recalling nearly five million strollers after receiving reports of ten full or partial fingertip amputations and one laceration.
Eleven different models of strollers with a folding hinge on the side are being recalled, the locks on the side could lead to injury. Caregivers are being advised to show extreme caution when unfolding the stroller, and to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold.
The affected strollers were manufactured in China and were sold between Aug. 2000 and Nov. 2014 in the U.S. The following models are being recalled:
- Lite Rider
“As part of our continuous effort to provide quality and safe products, Graco identified that select stroller models, including some of our LiteRider models that were sold before the updated hinge was available, have folding hinges that could in rare circumstances have the potential to pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.” the company said on its website.
Consumers can visit GracoBaby.com and enter the model number of their stroller to determine if the product needs to be repaired. The company is offering free covers to anyone who purchased these strollers.
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