Graco Children's Products, Inc. based out of Atlanta, GA and the CPSC have voluntarily recalled 1.5 million strollers due to laceration and amputation hazards. The strollers that are being recalled include the Graco’s Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems. The hinges on the stroller’s canopy could pose a finger amputation and laceration hazard to the child and parent. Graco urges anyone with the recalled strollers to stop using the baby gear product immediately.
With so many recalls of baby gear products happening everyday, many parents are very surprised that a trusted baby gear brand like Graco has succumbed to making faulty equipment. Kiki Sherman states, "Graco has been on of the few brands of baby gear items, that I have trusted. I am completely surprised and yet frustrated that Graco is on the recall list." Graco has received numerous reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy while the canopy was being used, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
The CPSC has reported that Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for several strollers. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic hinge mechanism that has indented canopy notches are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured in China between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame.
To find out what model numbers are on the recalled list, click here. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit. For additional information contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 or visit their website.