Wednesday, January 20, 2010

GRACO STROLLER RECALL

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.  Approximately 28,430 were sold in Canada.







This is the second major recall in recent months of strollers that led to fingertip amputations and injuries.
In November 2009, about one-million Maclaren strollers were recalled after there were 12 reports of children's fingertips being amputated by a hinge mechanism.Strollers

RECALL INFORMATION

(information copy from Graco website http://www.gracobaby.com/)

2010 Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Stroller Recall 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.

Injuries Reported: 7

Number of Units Affected: 1,500,000

Dates Produced: October 2004 through Feb 2008

MSRP: $80 to $90


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

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

To order the free protective cover repair kit, click here.

A video demonstration for how to apply the hinge cover can be found here
For more information on this announcement,  contact us at (800) 345-4109.