|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2010
Release # 10-115
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Graco's Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems
Units: About 1.5 million
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: The hinges on the stroller's canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller's canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
Description: This recall involves Graco Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:
|6303MYC, 6303MYC3||7240DNB, 7240DNB2
|6320IVY, 6320LAU||7241DDH2, 7241DHO3||7F04TAY3|
|6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3||7256CLO2, 7256SPM2,
|7235GGA, 7235GGA2||7E01JON2, 7E01JON3||7G04KRA3|
|7236CDR2||7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3||7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3|
|7237HOL2, 7237HOL3||7F01FOR3||7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3|
Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photo below) are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.
Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.