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

Note: The recall remedy is no longer available. Destroy and discard the recalled strollers. 12-21-21

  • Maclaren USA Stroller 1
  •  Maclaren USA Stroller 2
  •  Maclaren USA Stroller 3
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.

Remedy:
No Remedy Available
Recall Date:
May 12, 2011
Units:

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

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

The recall remedy is no longer available. Destroy and discard the recalled strollers.

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.

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
Recall number:
11-222
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