Baby stroller recall: Amputation risk & everything you need to know
Your baby stroller could be putting your child's health at risk. The company Graco has recently announced a baby stroller recall due to posing a potential hazard of causing finger amputation. The risk of harm is caused by folding hinges on the side of the baby stroller, which makes it easy for the baby's fingers to get caught. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has confirmed the recall of over 5 million strollers that were manufactured between 2000 and 2014. The company has confirmed that 11 reports of finger injuries have been filed so far. We have everything you need to know about which models to stop using--now.
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Which models are affected? Graco has released details of baby stroller models being recalled. They include Graco and Century brand strollers released between August 1, 2000 and November 19, 2014 with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. All the strollers include the sliding fold lock hinges on the stroller's exterior.
What if you own a recalled product? The company is urging parents to report if you do own a recalled product. Visit GracoBaby.com or call (800) 345-4109 and provide the product's model number, which can be found on the bottom of the stroller towards the back wheels. Once reported, parents will receive a free repair kit that includes covers for the folding hinges.
What should you do in the meantime? Make sure to proceed with extra caution when pulling your baby out of the stroller since their hands may get caught on the folding hinges. the hinges. The company also warns, "While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area."
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