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Recall Alert: Graco Strollers Amputating Fingertips

graco-recallAnother stroller company is being forced to face up to the danger of folding mechanisms to little fingers. Major stroller maker Graco is recalling 1.5 million of its baby movers.

The recall comes just a few months after the major Maclaren recall made parents fear for those little mitts, and it puts out a fair question:

We love our strollers because they fold up and stow away. But how much of that convenience ends up being bad for baby? Sure, these companies can (and should) make better products, but the folding up process around a kid who doesn’t pay attention (or doesn’t know to) can always be hairy.

In the case of the Graco strollers, it’s the folding and unfolding of the canopy that has resulted in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

With this particular mechanism appearing on both travel systems and the stand alone strollers, all sold over a five year span (up through December last year), there are a lot of these out there. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this recall involves Graco PassageTM, AlanoTM and SpreeTM Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:

Model Numbers
6303MYC, 6303MYC3 7240DNB, 7240DNB2
7240MKL2, 7240MKL3
7F02GLM3
6320IVY, 6320LAU 7241DDH2, 7241DHO3 7F04TAY3
6330CAP, 6330THR,
6330THR3
7255CLP, 7255CLP2,
7255CRA2, 7255CRA3,
7255CSA3, 7255GPK3,
7255GRN, 7255GRN2,
7255JJB3, 7255ORC2,
7255WLO2, 7255WLO3
7F07EMA3
6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3 7256CLO2, 7256SPM2,
7256SPM3
7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3
6F03GLN3 7260BAN, 7260BAN2,
7260BAN3, 7260MRA2,
7260MRA3, 7260PKR,
7260PKR2
7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4
6G10CSE3 7270BIA, 7270BIA2 7G01CRL3
7235GGA, 7235GGA2 7E01JON2, 7E01JON3 7G04KRA3
7236CDR2 7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3 7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3
7237HOL2, 7237HOL3 7F01FOR3 7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3

The company has free repair kits available. Call Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to get yours.

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