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About those stroller recalls, prompted by severed fingertips

January 21, 2010 |  8:46 am

Stroller A child's life may be more perilous than we thought. The recent stroller recalls seem to be but the tip of the iceberg.

For starters, staff writer Andrea Chang writes of Graco's recall of 1.5 million strollers in today's Times:

"The strollers, manufactured by Graco Children's Products Inc., have hinges on the canopy that can pose a laceration hazard when being opened or closed. Graco said it received reports that five children had their fingertips severed and two had fingertip cuts." Read the full story.

The link includes photos of the hinges in question, plus the hinges not in question.

The story also notes this is the second major recall in recent months. Similar problems have been reported with Maclaren strollers.

Here's more from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on the Graco recall and the Maclaren recall.

But note that the agency's home page offers up a "most wanted" list:

- Simplicity Bassinets
- Kolcraft Play Yards
- Delta Cribs (Spring Peg)
- Delta Cribs (Safety Peg)
- Simplicity Cribs
- MagnaMan Figures

And there's a separate list of product recalls affecting children. It's large. And it doesn't even include toys. Those are on a separate list.

-- Tami Dennis

Photo: Don't simply take care with those canopy hinges; stop using all recalled Graco strollers. Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision