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1.5 million Graco strollers recalled after children's fingertips amputated

January 20, 2010 |  1:51 pm

About 1.5 million strollers sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target are being recalled after several children had their fingertips amputated, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today.Stroller affected


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The strollers, manufactured by Graco Children’s Products Inc. and made in China, feature hinges on the canopy that can pose an amputation and laceration hazard when being opened or closed. Graco said it received reports that five children have had their fingertips amputated and two had fingertip lacerations.

“Amputations of children’s fingers is a very serious hazard and it’s one that we hope will motivate parents to respond right away to the recall,” safety commission spokesman Scott Wolfson said.

Consumers should immediately stop using the strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit, he said.

For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 or visit the company's website. To read the safety commission's recall notice, click here.

-- Andrea Chang

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