Do you own a Graco stroller for your child?
Frighteningly, Graco recalled 4.7 million strollers last week after there were reports of 10 full or partial fingertip amputations and 1 laceration. According to CNN, 11 stroller models have shown that a hinge on the side “can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.”
CNN reported that parents are being asked to show caution when unfolding the strollers, saying that the company would begin to provide a safety repair kit in December.
“Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
The recall also applies to strollers in Canada and Mexico.
The following strollers are involved in the recall: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate model strollers.
According to CNN, there have been six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.
Can I File a Lawsuit if my Child is Injured by a Stroller?
Remember, if your son or daughter suffers injuries because of a defective product, you can file a lawsuit. This applies to products like strollers, highchairs and car seats. Your son or daughter should not have to struggle because a manufacturer did a poor job testing its products for safety hazards.
To see if your stroller was involved in this recall, you can click here.
Injuries to children are unacceptable. For more information about defective products, contact our injury attorneys today.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys
Targan Talk: You can contact Graco by calling 800-345-4109 to see if your stroller was involved in the amputation recall.