We generally don’t post recalls, here, but this is a big one, and so many of my friends have Maclaren strollers. They’re one of the most popular lightweight strollers out there. So when I found out they were recalling one million of them because of severed fingers, I figured, I should probably scrape the baby food out of my hair and get myself together enough to post this.
The recall applies to every umbrella stroller Maclaren has distributed in the US since 1999. The specific models are: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
The CPSC says the strollers’ hinge mechanism, “poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.”
Maclaren is suggesting that consumers stop using the stroller immediately and call the company for the repair kit. However, due to the size of the recall, you may want to either purchase a different stroller, or be prepared for a wait. NPR reports that they’ve tried the hotline a bunch of times and only got a busy signal.
This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
Sold at: Babies“R”Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.
For additional information, contact Maclaren USA toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall