Graco and Century Strollers Recalled For Finger Amputation Risk
Graco and Century brand strollers have issued a large recall that affects 11 different models of strollers, released and sold from August 1st of 2000 all the way to September 25th of 2014.
The strollers involved in the recall due to potential injuries have already injured six children with full fingertip amputations, four others with partial fingertip amputations, and one other with a severe finger laceration.
The models in the recall all have an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side of the stroller, with a one-handed release mechanism on the handle. The models included are the Aspen, the Breeze, the Capri, the Cirrus, the Glider, the Kite, the LiteRider, the Sierra, the Solara, the Sterling, and the TravelMate. The recall includes around 4.7 million strollers, all sold at a variety of retailers, including Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Amazon.com, and many others.
Check the brand of your stroller, as well as the model type, and whether or not your model has the double fold-lock hinge on either side. If it does, you are eligible for a free repair kit that will be available as early as December 2014. Contact Graco for more information on the repair kit.
Remember to always check the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for any recalls of products you may be using and to report injuries from recalled products.
If your child has been injured because of a defective Graco or Century product, call the product liability attorneys at Wagner Reese for more information. Schedule a free consultation with us today and find out more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses and the pain and suffering you or your child have endured.