[I]I figure this needs to be in the main theme park forum for maximum viewing.[/I]
[B]Maclaren recalls 1m baby strollers in US[/B]
Maclaren, the British baby stroller brand, is recalling every folding “umbrella” stroller it has sold in the US over the last 10 years, after 12 children suffered amputations from getting finger tips caught in the hinges.
Around one million of the lightweight strollers are affected by the voluntary recall, which includes Maclaren’s popular Volo and Techno models, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a finger-tip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller,” the CPSC said in a joint statement with the company announcing the recall.
“Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.”
The privately-held company is issuing customers with a free set of hinge covers that it says will remedy the problem. But the recall represents a major challenge to the company, which markets itself in the US as producing “the world’s most safe, durable, innovative and stylish baby buggies and strollers”.
I know a lot of you still have kids in strollers and something like this needs to be made known as soon as possible because I know there are plenty of WDW visitors who have Maclaren strollers (even though I don’t have kids of my own.)