Approximately 1 million strollers were recalled in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Maclaren USA due to the risk of fingertip amputation and laceration. Health Canada issued a similar recall for over 22,000 Maclaren strollers a few days after the recall in the U.S.
What This Means
The CPSC has received 15 reports of children putting fingers in the stroller's hinge mechanism when it was being unfolded/opened, 12 of which resulted in fingertip amputations in the U.S. There has been a lone Canadian report of a laceration that occurred over a year before the recall but wasn't reported until after the U.S. recall was issued.
All single and double Maclaren strollers in the U.S. and Canada are included in the recalls. The affected models include the Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. In Canada, a "Kushies Baby" label may be applied to the bottom of the stroller.
Where This Product Was Sold
Babies"R"Us, Target, and other children's product and mass merchandise retailers throughout the U.S. from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
In Canada, the strollers were sold at The Bay, Babies"R"Us, and Gap Canada, and other retailers from 2004 through November 2009.
What to Do Next
Immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit. Call Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. ET Monday through Friday or go to the firm's website: www.maclaren.us/recall.
In Canada, request a free repair kit through www.kushies.com or by calling Kushies directly at (800) 841-5330 (bilingual). For Maclaren strollers that do not carry the Kushies name on the label, consumers should call Maclaren USA at (877) 688-2326.
Kushies Baby Products is providing support for this recall in cooperation with Maclaren USA.
For More Information
Recall date: November 9, 2009, in the U.S.; November 13, 2009, in Canada