Be aware! Recall of Graco Children Strollers due to risk of amputation!

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Parents – beware!  Please look and make sure you don’t have this type of stroller, and if you do – please stop using the stroller.  Why?  After reports of six fingertip amputations, four partial-fingertip amputations and one finger laceration, Graco Children’s Products has recalled about 4.7 million strollers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the folding hinge that appears on the sides of the stroller “can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.”  The 11 models affected are all single-occupant strollers that have an “external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle.”  The recall includes 11 Graco and Century-brand strollers that have a manufacture date from Aug. 1, 2000, to Sept. 25, 2014: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate.

The strollers were available at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Amazon.com and other retailers.  Recall instructions from the CPSC read: “Contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit. Repair kits will be available from the firm at the beginning of December 2014.”While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.”  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Graco-Recalls-11-Models-of-Strollers/

Contact Graco Children’s Products at (800) 345-4109 or check online at gracobaby.com (click on the “Help Center” at the top and Recall and Safety Notifications for more information).

The CPSC says model numbers and the date of manufacture are printed on the white label located at the bottom of the stroller leg just above the rear wheel. The model names and numbers included in the recall are:
Aspen: 6947MAN – 6954AMB – 7403ANM – 7414BKL – 7453UVB – 7454WNN
Breeze: 34950 – 6904N8 – 6904TN8 – 6907JUN – 7404M7 – 7404TM7 – 7433BER – 6904BUG – 6904NV – 6904YL – 6907ZOU – 7404NCB – 7431PUR – 7464CEL – 6904LAZ – 6904TLQ – 6907CYP – 6932AR – 7404P8 – 7432PUR – 7464KSB
Capri – Century Branded Literider: 6901DZ – 6901FRN – 6901MP
Cirrus: 35233 – 6956COR – 6956MLL – 7426CUB – 7438JET – 7456NGS – 6919MV – 6956MAC – 7416HX – 7435WNN – 7456GKG – 7463CUB – 6919TMP – 6956MIC – 7416THX – 7438GIN – 7456MON
Glider: 35206 – 6974CYP – 6987FMT – 6S00MRG3 – 7441SAV – 7446STA – 7S00SBN3 – 1755545 – 6974HAB – 6987FMT3 – 6S01JAV3 – 7441SAV2 – 7448WLS2 – 7S00WAV3 – 1757978 – 6983THE – 6987SFJ3 – 6S02SFS3 – 7441SPT – 7459KYW2 – 6937N6 – 6984SAR – 6999TRI – 7441FLT – 7445UNN – 7S00KWD3
Kite: 6837COE
Literider: 1759206 – 1834721 – 6712NPB – 6903RG – 6927HE – 6942MP – 7304TOP2 – 1759753 – 1834725 – 6712PWC3 – 6912GMP – 6927HK – 6955G9 – 7305ALB2 – 1760521 – 1843722 – 6712SFT – 6916BLW – 6927LV – 6989N2 – 7320UVB – 1761301 – 1850503 – 6712SNY – 6916BRN – 6927TMJ – 6989Y2 – 7321UVB – 1763582 – 1852558 – 6712SUP – 6916D5 – 6927TXB – 6M01TAN3 – 7340SSR – 1783222 – 1853477 – 6712SUP3 – 6916F3 – 6929B7 – 6M02SFR3 – 7340SSR2 – 1790492 – 1876823 – 6720THE – 6916HBH – 6929HX – 7003CHP – 7350DOH – 1794240 – 34855 – 6730BEB – 6916MEL – 6929KY – 7300MAK – 7350DOH2 – 1801006 – 34939 – 6730DRM – 6916P8 – 6929WN – 7303BRL – 7360NGS – 1804095 – 35635 – 6730HMP – 6916RK – 6936HAV – 7303BRL2 – 7436GIN – 1809351 – 6710JKP – 6827RS – 6916TA6 – 6936JAM – 7304GEI – 7436JET – 1809556 – 6710JUP – 6903IND – 6927AE – 6938A5 – 7304GEI2 – 7M00DCF3 – 1817150 – 6712NAP – 6903JJJ – 6927GP – 6940A4 – 7304HNW3
Literider – Century Branded: 1804730
Sierra: 7487GP – 7487VA
Solara – Century Branded Literider: 6965ZOL – 6985CNC
Sterling: 6988KER – 7425CLE – 7425OAK – 7428RAC – 7429VL – 7437N5 – 7447PAS – 7423RAC – 7425CLE2 – 7427AD – 7429HX – 7429WZ – 7447M7
TravelMate: 6958HAV – 6958TDT

It is our hope here at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., that any family who has this type of stroller, stopping using it due to the risk of injury.  If one of your loved ones have been injured by any of these types of strollers, please contact us for a free consultation at 904-399-1609 or info@edwardsragatz.com.

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