A million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies “R” Us have been recalled, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.
The amputation risk occurs when a child’s finger is placed in the hinge mechanism of a stroller while it is being unfolded.
When the opened stroller locks into place, it can cut off the tip of the child’s finger. Maclaren has offered free hinge covers in an attempt to prevent future incidents. According to the CPSC, the covers should not be removed unless the stroller is being cleaned.
The CPSC spokesperson said, “Our message to parents, grandparents and all caregivers is to make sure that you stop using these strollers until you get the repair kit, which zips the covers in place.”
For more information click on the link to the CPSC – www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10033.html
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