Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

January 20, 2010 9:03:07 AM PST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Graco's Passage?, Alano? and Spree? Strollers and Travel Systems

Units: About 1.5 million

Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: This recall involves Graco Passage?, Alano? and Spree? Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:

Model Numbers 6303MYC, 6303MYC3 7240DNB, 7240DNB2 7240MKL2, 7240MKL3 7F02GLM3 6320IVY, 6320LAU 7241DDH2, 7241DHO3 7F04TAY3 6330CAP, 6330THR, 6330THR3 7255CLP, 7255CLP2, 7255CRA2, 7255CRA3, 7255CSA3, 7255GPK3, 7255GRN, 7255GRN2, 7255JJB3, 7255ORC2, 7255WLO2, 7255WLO3 7F07EMA3 6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3 7256CLO2, 7256SPM2, 7256SPM3 7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3 6F03GLN3 7260BAN, 7260BAN2, 7260BAN3, 7260MRA2, 7260MRA3, 7260PKR, 7260PKR2 7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4 6G10CSE3 7270BIA, 7270BIA2 7G01CRL3 7235GGA, 7235GGA2 7E01JON2, 7E01JON3 7G04KRA3 7236CDR2 7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3 7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3 7237HOL2, 7237HOL3 7F01FOR3 7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3

Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photo below) are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com


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