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Additional Injuries Prompt Maclaren USA to Reannounce the November 2009 Stroller Recall

Maclaren stroller owners: Pay attention!

Due to additional reports of incidents, CPSC and Maclaren are reannouncing a recall of all of Maclaren USA’s single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009 – 1 million in total. The problem is that a child can get his/her finger caught in the hinge mechanism when you are opening or closing the stroller.

Maclaren has received a total of 149 reports of incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries consisted of five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional cuts 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.

The repair for this problem is simple. You can order a free repair kit online by contacting the company at hingecovers@maclaren-usa.com. Or you can order a free repair kit by calling Maclaren, USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326. The company will send you fabric hinge covers to install on your stroller. Maclaren USA is taking calls between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Don’t delay. Order your repair kit today.

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