The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Graco, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products:
– Graco Quattro Tour™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to November 2006
– MetroLite™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007
CPSC and Graco have received four reports of infant strangulations resulting in death that occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. In addition, CPSC is aware of five reports of infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.
Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
About 2 million strollers are affected due to risk of entrapment and strangulation. For a complete list of the Graco stroller model numbers involved in this recall, visit this US CPSC website page.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at 877-828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.gracobaby.com. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a “travel system.” When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.
Also check Tike Tech and Valco’s recall of jogging strollers on October 6, 2010.
If you enjoyed reading this post and would like to receive future postings, please enter your email address and click the Sign Up button at the top right of this page. Thank you for reading!