On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maclaren USA announced a voluntary recall of about 1 million Maclaren strollers. The recalled strollers have a hinge mechanism that could pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to children when the stroller is opened or unfolded.
The recall affects all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers that have “Maclaren” printed on the stroller. The strollers were sold at Target, Babies “R” Us, and other retail stores nationwide from 1999 through November 2009.
Maclaren has received 15 reports of children’s fingers getting caught in the hinge mechanism, with 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Maclaren USA at 877-688-2326 to receive a free repair kit.