The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Maclaren USA, issued a recall on Maclaren strollers back in 2009, due to some major injury reports. Now some additional fingertip amputations and lacerations (yikes) have prompted a reissue of this important recall of one million strollers. At the time of the original recall, there were 12 reports of fingertip amputations caused by these strollers. Now Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruisings. If you own a Maclaren stroller, it’s very important that you check and make sure your stroller is not one of the recalled strollers.
General reacl product info: Maclaren strollers, sold prior to November 2009, about one million strollers in total, are involved in this recall. The distributor is Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn. The strollers were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
The problem: Maclaren strollers sold before November 2009, feature a faulty hinge mechanism that poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Stroller description: This reissue of the recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.
What to do?: If you have one of these strollers you need to stop using it immediately and contact Maclaren USA at [email protected] to obtain a free repair kit. You can also contact Maclaren toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.