Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued November 9, 2009
Revised February 22, 2012
Release # 10-033
Firm's Contact Number: (203) 354-4400
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Phone number and web site change

Note: This recall has been reannounced

Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Maclaren Strollers

Units: About one million

Distributor: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.

Hazard: The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller's hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

Description: This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller.

Sold at: Babies"R"Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (203) 354-4400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at hingecovers.maclarenbaby.com

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Picture of Recalled Stroller

Picture of Recalled Stroller

Picture of Recalled Stroller