The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Hazard: The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can cut or cut off a child’s finger.
Description: Recalled are 11 Graco and Century brand strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. All hold one child and have a sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle. Strollers with a manufacture date from Aug. 1, 2000, to Sept. 25, 2014, are recalled. Model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on the white label at the bottom of the stroller leg just above the rear wheel. The model names and numbers are available at http://1.usa.gov/12q7UaP.
Incidents/injuries: Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries, including fingertip amputations.
Sold at: Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from August 2000 through November 2014 for about $40-$70 for the stroller and about $140-$170 for the travel system.
Remedy: Contact Graco for a repair kit. Until the stroller is repaired, be careful when unfolding the stroller and check that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.
Contact: Call Graco at 800-345-4109 or visit www.gracobaby.com.