**ATTENTION** Graco Stroller Recall ****

~Jennifer - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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.4 deaths prompt Graco stroller recall

Deaths of 4 infants prompt Graco recall of 2 million strollers









WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers.



The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005.



The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta.



CPSC says if babies aren't strapped into the strollers properly, they can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and bottom of the seat -- where they can get stuck and be strangled. The commission also said it was aware of five reports of infants becoming trapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.



The recalled strollers were made before the development in 2008 of a voluntary standard that requires a larger stroller opening between the stroller's tray and seat bottom in order to prevent entrapment and strangulation.



The recalled strollers were sold at retailers nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007.



More information on the model numbers involved in the recall can be found at the company's website, http://www.gracobaby.com.





Quattro Stroller

$100-$190

Distributed Between

Nov 2002 – Dec 2007

35735

35759

7111ASB

7111BKW

7111CLN

7111CUN

7111DIA

7111HEA

7111HIG

7111LAG

7111KSH

7112CNP

7112MTR

7113CJR

7113CMR

7113COT

7119GGG

7119WSR

7121MAY

7125QST

7126RNS

7127LEG

7132RXY

7134SMB

7138RNS



Quattro Stroller Travel System

$200-$250

Distributed Between

Oct 2002 – Oct 2007

35760

7411ATR

7411BGN

7411BGN2

7411BLB

7411KBK

7411KBK2

7411LV

7411MCH

7411MCH2

7411MLY

7411MLY2

7419LIM

7419LIM2

7419OWD2

7B00BDA

7B00DRB

7B00KAS

7B01MNS

7B03CST2

7B03LTC2

7B03TFE2



MetroLite Stroller

$90-$190

Distributed Between

Nov 2000 – Dec 2007

1104

1240

6110DW

6110F3

6110S7

6110TS7

6111FKB

6111VIN

6113SCR

6114HAV

6114JAM

6114LAG

6114NGS

6116NRF

6120SHL

6121CJG

6121CNP

6121GGG

6121MTR

6123EME

6124LRD

6125SMB

6J01DAI

6J01HRL

6J03RIT

6J04JEN

6J05MIN



MetroLite Travel System

$190-$250

Distributed Between

Dec 2000 – June 2005

1070

7000KSB

7308DEL

7308DEL2

7308DEL4

7308TYR

7308TYR2

7406PLT

7408MRT

7409GRG

7410CON

7413CML

7413MRN

C7413CML





NOTE: Quattro and MetroLite strollers ending with the number 3 are NOT affected by this recall.





The strollers were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 for between $90 and $190 for the strollers, and between $190 and $250 for travel systems.



The strollers were manufactured in China.



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.gracobaby.com. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a “travel system.” When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.



For additional information, consumers can contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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~Jennifer - posted on 10/22/2010

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I didn't post this as a parenting contest, but simply a transfer of information.



Sometimes, it's hard to remember that everyone in the world might not be MENSA grads such as yourselves.



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Christina - posted on 11/05/2010

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My first reaction was that it was ridicules that children lost their life's due to being left alone and being strangled in these strollers.....then I thought of the different times I put my own daughter in the stroller to head off to the park and realized once out the door that I had forgotten a water....or something and ran back in for a minute.....what if ladies....what if! I always ran as I didn't like leaving my daughter outside (even though I live in a duplex way off the street and my neighbors happen to be close friends) but still....what if...

Avvy - posted on 10/27/2010

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I kind of think of this as a consumer alert. Thanks.Come on moms,this info is a good thing.IMO anything that helps US keep our children safe is the goal.

Jenn - posted on 10/22/2010

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Nobody said we were geniuses or that we were trying to have a parenting contest but thanks for the compliment. I just thought it was common sense that you strap your child into their stroller and not leave them unattended. I didn't mean to say it wasn't helpful to post the recall - I just mean it's ridiculous that a product has to be recalled because of a few idiots in the world.

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NATALIE - posted on 11/09/2010

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THANKS JENN, FOR POSTING THIS !! IT'S INFO I NEED AS ALL MOTHERS DO!!! U SHOULD ALL JUST PRAY 1 DAY THAT IT'S NOT UR CHILD IN A STROLLER THAT COULD CAUSE THEIR DEATH OR WOULD YOU BLAME YOURSELF FOR BAD PARENTING??? THIS WAS FYI NOT FOR COMMENTS OTHER THAN THANK JENN FOR POSTING!!

Lorrie - posted on 11/05/2010

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Thanks Jenn for the heads up on something that could keep our children safer! Recalls on baby and toddler products are happening every day. You can find an extensive list on the CPSC site. I like to periodically check a more condensed list at one of my favorite online boutique baby sites, http://www.holdmybaby.com/baby-product-r..., to keep up with the latest. It is selective but useful and easier to read. Everyone has their own personal comfort level, but being informed never hurts.

Brittany - posted on 11/04/2010

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thank you for the info. i have a graco stroller not sure which one but i will be checking the numbers. just to be on the safe side. and yes alot of things are recalled because of neglect. for example my pack n play was recalled because the straps on the changing table could choke your child. we cut off the straps problem solved. but i do believe that we do put some faith into the safety of the products we buy

Janet - posted on 10/27/2010

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Really? I would have thought you would have had at least two reasons. I'm not making a personal attack, I'm just pointing out that for one reason or another, kids (mine too) have been left in their strollers for a few minutes. The issue isn't bad parenting, its to do with the tested safety standard of the pram, the risks may be minimal, but they are there. My heart goes out to those unfortunate parents who have been affected, and thanks to the company for saying there is a problem and potentially saving lives. Thank you for posting the information

Jenn - posted on 10/25/2010

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Yes, I could see not strapping a toddler in every time, but they still shouldn't be left unattended. I just can't think of any reason why I would have ever left one of my three kids alone in a stroller.

Merry - posted on 10/24/2010

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I don't always strap my son in, he is 1 1/2 and is in and out a lot. Then again I'm not leaving him alone for long times, but still, crap happens. I mean who can say their kids never fallen off a bed, couch, stairs, or chair, never in your care eaten something bad or dangerous.
Yes I thought the same thing, bad parenting, but in closer observation I can't say it couldn't happen to me. I don't think most moms strap the child in every single time especially as toddlers so I can't judge, but we just have to try to be as careful as possible and hope we don't get distracted long enough for our child to get hurt.

Laura - posted on 10/23/2010

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Exactly...sarcasm not appreciated. Marina knows we weren't attacking her personally. While the info is good it seems like so many of these recalls come about because of poor parenting choices.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/22/2010

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Thanks for posting this Jenn, I have one of these strollers! Yes parents I strap my child in....but who the hell wants to chance it! Once again thank you for the info Jenn!

Laura - posted on 10/21/2010

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Ok, why would you not strap your child in? That just seems like common sense people!

Morgan - posted on 10/21/2010

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I totally agree!!!!
By the time are babies are grown there will be no parks because they'll all be recalled!!!!!!!!
People need to grow up and stop blaming the makers of these products and rethink their parenting tactics!!!

Jenn - posted on 10/21/2010

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I'm sorry, but I find this ridiculous! Why would a child die in a stroller? Because they weren't harnessed properly and left unattended. Crappy parenting - not crappy products. JMO

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