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Graco Recalls Strollers Linked to Amputation

Caution symbolThis morning, Graco issued a recall on over 4.7 million strollers in the US, and an additional 212,000 in Canada and Mexico. The reason? Graco received eleven reports of finger injuries related to the folding hinges on the sides of the strollers, including six cases of finger amputation, and four cases of partial amputation.

If you own one of the recalled strollers, contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit. These kits, which will include hinge covers, will be available in the beginning of December.  In the meantime, consumers are advised to take extreme care when folding and unfolding their strollers, make sure the hinges are properly locked in place before placing a child in the stroller, and to keep children’s fingers away from the side hinges.

The recall applies to strollers made from 2000-2014, and includes the following models: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, Literider, Sierra, Sterling, and Travel Mate.  For more information and a complete list of model names and numbers, CLICK HERE.

As ABC News  points out, just because a product is recalled does not necessarily mean it is removed from the market.  While major retailers may stop selling them, the products are often still available for resale, or are never returned or replaced by their owners. If your child has been hurt by an unsafe product, our personal injury and product liability attorneys are available to help you. Call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys at 855-866-5529.

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