Stroller industry giant Maclaren announced this morning a massive voluntary recall affecting every stroller they've made since 1999 - that's over one million. The stroller hinges "pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller."
Own a Maclaren? Read on for what to do...
The CPSC reports that fifteen children have been injured in the U.S. including twelve incidents of fingertip amputation. To address the safety issue Maclaren is issuing hinge cover kits to all consumers.
If you own a Maclaren, you should contact them via the web or phone (toll free, 877-688-2326 9am – 5pm EST) to receive the repair kit.
It's unclear to us how distribution of the repair kits is being handled outside of the U.S. so we'd advise those customers to find contact info for Maclaren in their country at their global website.
Press release from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission