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Injury To Children Forces Recall Of Strollers In US

by Gopalan on  November 10, 2009 at 1:32 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Injury To Children Forces Recall Of Strollers In US
Maclaren, noted children's stroller manufacturer, is recalling at least a million units in the US following complaints of injuries to children.
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Maclaren is a premier British parenting lifestyle company that produces the worlds most safe, durable, innovative, and stylish baby buggies, strollers, boasts the company website.

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But it is in some troubled times. Patty Davis of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the organisation had received a total of 15 reports of injuries to children's fingers.

The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the Maclaren stroller, the CPSC noted.

Apparently the accidents took place when people tried to close the stroller with the child still in it.

At least in 12 such instances the fingertip was severed.

And hence the recall that involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella pushchairs.

"Consistent with our unwavering commitment to child safety, we are providing U.S. consumers notice of a voluntary recall of all Maclaren strollers sold in the U.S," Maclaren USA wrote in an information notice posted on its website Monday.

"The most important thing for parents and care-givers to remember is to get the repair kit immediately. Do not use the stroller unless you get the repair kit in place first," Ms Davis said.

The free repair kit provided hinge covers for each side of the pushchair, which would restrict access to the hinges.

The pushchair will remain fully functional with the hinge covers attached.

Ms Davis said Maclaren was co-operating with the investigations.

Source: Medindia
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