Graco Issues Recall For 5 Million Strollers Due To Amputation Risk

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Graco Children’s Products, of Atlanta, Ga., today announced a voluntary recall of close to 5 million strollers spanning 11 models because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.

Image of recalled graco Stroller fold lock (side view)

Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.

RECALLED graco strollers ALL

This recall includes eleven Graco and Century-branded strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate.  All models are a single-occupant stroller with an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle. Strollers with a manufacture date from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014 are included in the recall. Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on the white label located at the bottom of the stroller leg just above the rear wheel. The model names and numbers included in the recall are:

Aspen
6947MAN6954AMB7403ANM7414BKL7453UVB7454WNN
Breeze
349506904N86904TN86907JUN7404M77404TM77433BER
6904BUG6904NV6904YL6907ZOU7404NCB7431PUR7464CEL
6904LAZ6904TLQ6907CYP6932AR7404P87432PUR7464KSB
Capri – Century Branded Literider
6901DZ6901FRN6901MP
Cirrus
352336956COR6956MLL7426CUB7438JET7456NGS
6919MV6956MAC7416HX7435WNN7456GKG7463CUB
6919TMP6956MIC7416THX7438GIN7456MON
Glider
352066974CYP6987FMT6S00MRG37441SAV7446STA7S00SBN3
17555456974HAB6987FMT36S01JAV37441SAV27448WLS27S00WAV3
17579786983THE6987SFJ36S02SFS37441SPT7459KYW2
6937N66984SAR6999TRI7441FLT7445UNN7S00KWD3
Kite
6837COE
Literider 
175920618347216712NPB6903RG6927HE6942MP7304TOP2
175975318347256712PWC36912GMP6927HK6955G97305ALB2
176052118437226712SFT6916BLW6927LV6989N27320UVB
176130118505036712SNY6916BRN6927TMJ6989Y27321UVB
176358218525586712SUP6916D56927TXB6M01TAN37340SSR
178322218534776712SUP36916F36929B76M02SFR37340SSR2
179049218768236720THE6916HBH6929HX7003CHP7350DOH
1794240348556730BEB6916MEL6929KY7300MAK7350DOH2
1801006349396730DRM6916P86929WN7303BRL7360NGS
1804095356356730HMP6916RK6936HAV7303BRL27436GIN
18093516710JKP6827RS6916TA66936JAM7304GEI7436JET
18095566710JUP6903IND6927AE6938A57304GEI27M00DCF3
18171506712NAP6903JJJ6927GP6940A47304HNW3
Literider – Century Branded
1804730
Sierra
7487GP7487VA
Solara – Century Branded Literider
6965ZOL6985CNC
Sterling
6988KER7425CLE7425OAK7428RAC7429VL7437N57447PAS
7423RAC7425CLE27427AD7429HX7429WZ7447M7
TravelMate
6958HAV6958TDT

Consumers are being asked to contact at (800) 345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gracobaby.com and click on the “Help Center” at the top and Recall and Safety Notifications for more information on how to receive a free repair kit. Repair kits will be available from the firm at the beginning of December 2014. While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.

 




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