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Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Reannouncement of November 2009 Recall of Strollers by Maclaren USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today reannounced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers who have not yet obtained the repair should do so immediately.

Recall date: May 12, 2011
Recall number: 11-222
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Maclaren strollers (sold prior to November 2009)

Hazard:

The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Consumer Contact:

Consumers who have not received or installed the hinge covers should call Maclaren toll-free at (203) 354-4400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to obtain the free repair kit.

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Recall Details

Units

About one million (this product was first announced in November 2009)

Description

This reannouncement involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.

Incidents/Injuries

Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

Remedy

Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit.

Sold at

Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Distributor(s)

Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.

Manufactured in

China