Precious babies, you do everything in your power to keep them safe.
Connecticut–based Maclaren USA is recalling approximately one million strollers because of dangerous finger lacerations and amputations.
Maclaren has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller's hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.
All Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers are affected. The affected models are Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller.
Maclaren strollers are sold at Babies-R-Us, Target, and other baby and mass merchandise retailers nationwide. Sales of the recalled baby strollers happened from 1999 through November 2009. The brand name "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller and is popular with the young professional parental demographic.
Maclaren USA umbrella strollers meet all U.S. ASTM & JPMA compliance standards. These certifications guarantee that umbrella strollers meet the maximum safety standards available. JPMA stands for Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association. JPMA works with consumers, representatives from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and other interested parties to develop standards under the auspices of ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials), a highly regarded non-profit organization that publishes standards for materials, products, systems and services.
Maclaren strollers are manufactured in China.
Consumers should stop using single and double Maclaren umbrella strollers even if they have not had any problems. Play it safe and get the stroller fixed before continuing use. Parents should contact Maclaren to get a repair kit.
For parents whose babies have had serious problems with Maclaren strollers and other strollers or baby/children’s products, please contact the law firm of Anapol Schwartz. Find out whether the law is on your side and what can be done on your behalf.