Updated Recall: Maclaren strollers (sold prior to November 2009)
On 2012-02-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Maclaren strollers (sold prior to November 2009) due to a potential fingertip amputation and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1999 for about $100 to $360. It was originally recalled on 2009-11-09.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 13 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (203) 354-4400
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What is the problem?
The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This is a reannouncement of a prior recall. It involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement. Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall on the recall announcement.
Note: Although the CPSC release states that this recall was revised on 02/22/2012, it was not published until 02/23/2012.
These items were sold new+ at Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit.
Consumers who have not received or installed the hinge covers should call Maclaren toll-free at (203)354-4400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to obtain the free repair kit.
UPDATE 02/23/2012: The contact information has changed.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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