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5 Million Strollers Recalled Over Risk of Finger Amputations

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Make sure your babies keep their fingers and toes inside their stroller at all times, because if they’re riding in a Graco product, they’re at risk of losing one.

Scary news today, as Graco’s Children’s Products has issued a recall of 5 million strollers due to reports of fingertip amputations. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the folding hinge on the side of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.” So far, there have been six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation, and one report of finger laceration.

The recall affects the following 11 models of Graco strollers:

  • Aspen
  • Breeze
  • Capri
  • Cirrus
  • Glider
  • Kite
  • LiteRider
  • Sierra
  • Solara
  • Sterling
  • TravelMate

The complete list with model numbers can be found here

Graco will offer free repair kits for customers starting in the beginning of December. In the meantime, CSPC recommends “immediately remov[ing] the child from a stroller that begins to fold” and exercising caution when tending to the hinges of the damaged strollers.

A CPSC official also told ABC News the fix is “very easy to install” and if parents just safely engage the lock, they can use the stroller until the new hinge cover arrives.

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