Eleven models of Graco strollers have been recalled due to a fingertip amputation hazard, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, resulting in a laceration or amputation. Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputations, four reports of partial-fingertip amputations and one finger laceration.
The recall includes about 4.7 million Graco and Century-branded strollers in the United States with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. All models are single-occupant strollers with an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle. Strollers manufactured from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014 are included in the recall.
If your stroller is included in the recall, contact Graco for a free repair kit available at the beginning of December.
The strollers were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from August 2000 through November 2014 for about $40-70 for the stroller and about $140-$170 for the Travel System. Contact Graco immediately for 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. Consumer Contact: Graco Children’s Products 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.
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