The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Maclaren USA, Inc. have recalled over a million strollers. The recall is voluntary due to the stroller's hinge mechanism poses a possible fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding or opening the stroller. The recall includes all single and umbrella strollers.
The Connecticut based manufacturer 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. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the all strollers and the recall affects models Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Techno XT, Quest Mod, Twin Triumph, TechnoXLR, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
The Maclaren strollers sold nationwide from 1999 to November 2009 and were made in China. They also sold at retail stores such as Target, Babies"R"Us and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers. Maclaren advises parents and caregivers to stop using the stroller immediately and contact their firm for a free repair kit or call them at 877-688-2326
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