Graco recalls strollers after faulty hinge leads to amputations

4 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, November 20 2014 Nov 20, 2014 Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:36:00 AM CST November 20, 2014 in News
By: Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ATLANTA - A major stroller manufacturer voluntarily recalled several makes of its strollers Thursday after it received reports of finger amputations and lacerations caused by a malfunctioning hinge.

The malfunctioning hinge dangerously pinched children's fingers, which led to amputation in six cases.

Customers with recalled products can verify if their stroller is being recalled on the company's website. Graco will then send a repair kit to customers including hinge covers to eliminate safety concerns.

Graco announced it received 11 reports of injuries stemming from the a recalled external sliding fold lock hinge. The company recalled strollers manufactured over the last 14 years.

Customers can find the product number on the white label on the stroller leg above the rear wheel.

The recall includes Graco and Century-branded strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and Travelmate sold between Aug. 1, 2000 and Nov. 19, 2014.

 

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