Maclaren USA is recalling more than a million of their popular umbrella strollers due to a defect that causes children to get their fingertips amputated in the strollers’ hinges.
The voluntary recall is for the following models of Maclaren umbrella strollers sold in the United States: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the strollers pose the threat of fingertip amputation and lacerations when the stroller is folded or unfolded.
Fifteen children have been injured by the strollers so far, and 12 of the injuries resulted in fingertip amputation, the CPSC reports. Maclaren USA urges parents who have the recalled models to stop using the stroller until they are able to get a free repair kit of specially designed hinge covers. The kits are available now and can be ordered online, and consumers can also contact Maclaren USA toll free at 877-688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Mon.-Fri. for more information.
The strollers were sold at Babies “R” Us, Target and other retailers that sell juvenile products nationwide from 1999 through Nov. 2009 for between $100 and $360.