October 9, 1990


Release # 90-157


WASHINGTON, DC -- Graco Children's Products, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the New York State Attorney General's Office, reports that certain models of Graco strollers sold before June of 1989 have been associated with six incidents of children's fingertip laceration or amputation and one incident of a fractured thumb. The exposed recline brackets of these strollers may present this type of hazard to children who place their fingers in the mechanism when the seat is raised by the parent or others.

Graco strollers designated by the model names Travel-Mate, Stroll-A-Bed, Elite, Brougham, Regency, Regency Ltd. Premier, and Premier Ltd. may be involved if they were manufactured before June 1989. Approximately one million of these strollers are believed to be in use by consumers. Only those strollers with uncovered recline brackets are involved.

The retrofit kits are no longer available. All owners of Graco brand strollers are advised to immediately check to see if the recline mechanism on both sides of their stroller is covered. If the mechanism is not covered, please discard or destroy the product.

Further information may be obtained by writing Graco Children's Products, Inc., P.O. Box 303, Elverson, PA 19520, or by calling the customer service number at (800-345-4109.