BOSTON (CBS) — Nearly 5 million Graco baby strollers have been recalled due to multiple reports of finger injuries, including fingertip amputations caused by the strollers.
According to the manufacturer, the folding hinge on the sides of some Graco and Century-branded strollers can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. The recall, reported to US Consumer Products Safety Commission, includes 11 cases of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four cases of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.
The recall list includes 11 types of single-occupant strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. These strollers have an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle, which can pose an injury risk.
See the full list of recalled strollers
Strollers with a manufacture date from Aug. 1, 2000 to Sept. 25, 2014 are included in the recall. Model numbers and manufacturing dates are printed on the white label found at the bottom of the stroller leg just above the rear wheel.
Anyone who owns a recalled stroller should contact Graco for a free repair kit.
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