In a story appearing on at least 335 news websites, the AP reported, “About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.” Five children “had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips.” In an announcement Wednesday, the CPSC “said the strollers pose an amputation and laceration hazard to children when opening or closing the canopy.”
Bloomberg News reported, “The recall covers those Graco Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches, the agency said.”
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, “The strollers were sold under the brands Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The units were sold at AFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers from October 2004 and December 2009.”
CNN Money.com reported, “The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.”
From the American Association for Justice news release.