Ashley - posted on 08/10/2010 ( no moms have responded yet )
just a little heads up!
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a Graco stroller recall Wednesday that will total 1.5 million strollers. The recall concerns uncovered hinges on the canopy of the Graco Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers, which have caused seven severe injuries to toddler's fingers, according to the CPSC.
In many of these cases injuries led to amputation! The strollers have been sold at numerous stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, and Sears. The strollers cost between $80 and $200.
If your have a GRACO stroller You can find the stroller's model number and manufacture date on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.
Graco has now had the two largest American stroller recalls on record. A 2005 recall of two Graco models that failed to latch properly resulted in 230 injuries and the recall of 1.1 million strollers. In November, British stroller manufacturer Maclaren recalled a million strollers in the US due to a hinge issue similar to that of the latest Graco recall. Maclaren strollers had injured 15 toddlers, 12 severely.
this was sent to me by another concerned parent...