On Jan. 20, Graco Children’s Products of Atlanta, GA, recalled about 1.5 million strollers after receiving reports of five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations that resulted from children putting their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge when it was being opened or closed.
The affected models include Graco’s Passage, Alano, and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. These strollers were sold at retailers nationwide from October 2004 to December 2009 for between $80 and $90. A list of model numbers is available on the website for the U.S. Product Safety Commission.
Two different styles of hinge mechanisms were manufactured for these stroller models. However, only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall.
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and should contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.