Approximately 1.5 million Graco Passage™, Alano™, and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems were recalled in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Graco Children's Products Inc., due to the risk of fingertip amputation and laceration.
What This Means
The hinges on the stroller's canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the canopy is being opened or closed.
The manufacturer has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller's canopy hinge mechanism when a consumer was opening or closing the canopy, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
Two different styles of hinge mechanisms were manufactured for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall.
The recall includes the three Graco models listed above with a manufacture date 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.
Where This Product Was Sold
Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Sears, Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, 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.
What to Do Next
Immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.
Call Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's website: www.gracobaby.com.
For More Information
- CPSC: for photos of the affected hinge and its position on the stroller, plus information on the specific model numbers included in the recall
Recall date: January 20, 2010