The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Graco on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of 1.5 million Graco's Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems because of fingertip amputation and laceration hazards.
According to the CPSC, Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller's canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
The following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms are being recalled:
7240DNB, 7240DNB2, 7240MKL2, 7240MKL3
7255CLP, 7255CLP2, 7255CRA2, 7255CRA3, 7255CSA3, 7255GPK3, 7255GRN, 7255GRN2, 7255JJB3, 7255ORC2, 7255WLO2, 7255WLO3 7F07EMA3
7256CLO2, 7256SPM2, 7256SPM3
7260BAN, 7260BAN2, 7260BAN3, 7260MRA2, 7260MRA3, 7260PKR, 7260PKR2
Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photos) are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.
The strollers were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.
The strollers were manufactured in CHina.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit. Contact Graco at 800-345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: