Child product manufacturer Graco is recalling almost 5 million strollers to fix a problem that would cause a toddler’s fingertip to be amputated.
A folding hinge on the sides of the strollers can pinch a baby’s finger, so Graco is asking parents and guardians to contact it immediately, and they are providing a 100% free repair package which contains hinge covers and is rolling out around now.
If you haven’t yet got your hands on one of the kits “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,” Graco states in the recall warning. “Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.”
What caused Graco to push for the recall was reports of eleven accidents caused by the strollers, which were full and partial fingertip amputations. The recall covers the Graco and Century-branded strollers from the following list:
- Travel Mate
- Travel Systems.
Almost 5 million units were sold in United States since the year 2000 at stores including Walmart, Toys R Us, Target and at Amazon.com.