On Monday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of some one million Maclaren strollers released nationwide from 1999 through November of this year after about a dozen children have gotten their finger tips amputated by a hinge. Maclaren will give owners a protective cover to put over the hinges.
The Associated Press reports that the recall includes the following stroller models: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. They have been sold at Babies “R” Us, Target and other stores around the country since 1999. The strollers “were manufactured in China and distributed by Maclaren USA Inc of South Norwalk, Conn.”
The New York Times reports that Maclaren
“had received 15 reports of children placing their fingers in the hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputation, the safety commission said. The risk occurs when a child’s finger is placed in the hinge mechanism of a stroller while it is being unfolded and locked into place.”