CPSC Reissues Maclaren Stroller Recall due to Finger Amputations & Lacerations
The CPSC and Maclaren USA, Inc of South Norwalk, Conn. reissued a recall of Maclaren strollers sold prior to 2009. The recall was issued previously in November of 2009, however recent reports of additional fingertip amputations and lacerations has prompted the re-announcement.
They are urging consumers that have not gotten the repair offered do so immediately.
Marlaren has received a total of 149 reports of injuries. According to the CPSC the injuries include:
- 17 fingertip amputations
- 16 lacerations
- 16 fingertip entrapment/bruising incident
The stroller’s defective hinge can cause these types of injures when unfolding or opening the stroller.
The recall includes all Marclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold before November 2009. Marclaren asks that if you have one of the strollers and have not yet installed the hinge covers to contact as soon as possible for a free repair kit.