November 20, 2014 — Graco is recalling about 5 million strollers after receiving 11 reports of finger injuries, including amputation and lacerations.
The problem is that the fold-up strollers have a hinge on the side of the stroller, which can pinch a child’s finger.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
“Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.”
What Should I Do?
Graco recommends contacting the company “immediately” for a free repair kit. In the meantime, if you must use the stroller, “exercise extreme care” — do not place a child in the stroller until you are sure that the side hinges are fully locked. If the stroller begins to fold up with a child inside, immediately remove the child and be sure their fingers are away from the hinges.
Models in Graco Stroller Recall
The strollers were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, other retailers and online from August 2000 through November 2014. The recall includes single-occupant strollers. They have two external hinges on each side with a sliding fold-lock mechanism and another fold-release mechanism on the handle.
Do I have a Stroller Injury Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Graco stroller induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know has been injured by a fingertip amputation or laceration, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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