Graco, a children’s products manufacturer based out of Atlanta, Georgia, is issuing a stroller recall after six reports of fingertip amputations.
As of now Graco has issued the recall for 4.7 million strollers in the United States, 202,000 in Canada, and approximately 10,300 in Mexico.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the issue concerns “the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.”
The models of Graco strollers that are being recalled include: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems.
In order to remedy the situation, Graco is offering repair kits that will be available at the beginning of December 2014. However, while waiting for the repair kit to arrive the company says 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 also advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.
For more information please visit www.cpsc.gov