Hey, parents — if you have a Maclaren stroller, you’re going to want to mute that “Two and a Half Men” rerun on the TV and pay full attention to this story. Yes! I have something important to share for once!
British stroller maker Maclaren and the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling approximately 1 million strollers after the company received a dozen reports of children’s fingertips getting amputated by a hinge on the strollers.
Yikes. And I thought giving my child a bloody manicure was bad!
The strollers in question were sold between 1999 and today.
It’s a significant recall in terms of the number of units affected, and because the potential injury is irreversible.
Did I mention, YIKES?
The hinge mechanism is located on the side of the strollers, and injury has occurred when children are getting into the strollers, as well as when they’re already seated in them.
The recall includes all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers, and the word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The models involved include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno (as seen with Brad and Angie here) and Easy Traveller.
Parents should stop using their Maclaren strollers immediately, until they can get a repair kit. Maclaren will provide a hinge cover that can be ordered through its Web site, along with a special phone line. Be sure to do that ASAP and save your little ones’ fingertips. After all, they’re going to need those fingers to stick in electrical outlets and knock over bookshelves!