Umbrella Stroller Recall
Stroller distributor Maclaren and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced the recall of over one million single and double umbrella strollers sold in the US for the last ten years. The recall is the result of 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated after placing them in the hinge mechanism of the stroller. The company received at least 15 reports of injuries to children. Both Maclaren and the CPSC ask that consumers stop using the stroller immediately.
Maclaren, a South Norwalk, Connecticut company claims it produces the world’s “most safe, durable, innovative and stylish baby buggies and strollers.” The strollers that are subject to the recall were manufactured in China. Maclaren will provide a free kit to cover the hinge mechanism to protect children. Consumers are urged to contact Maclaren through their website.
Strollers were sold at Target, Babies R Us, and other large retail outlets nationwide from 1999 to November 2009 for $100 to $360.
Models affected include:
- Quest Sport
- Quest Mod
- Techno XT
- Twin Triumph
- Twin Techno
An experienced defective product attorney in your area can tell you what you can do if your child has been injured by a Maclaren stroller.