On November 9, 2009, approximately one million Maclaren USA Inc. strollers were recalled after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism. The strollers were sold nationwide by retailers Target and Babies “R” Us.
The recall includes nine models of single and double umbrella Maclaren strollers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), which announced the recall after an investigation. The amputation risk reportedly occurs when a child’s finger is placed in the hinge mechanism while the stroller is being unfolded — when the opened stroller locks into place, it can cut off the tip of the child’s finger.
The recall includes the following stroller models: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. These strollers have been sold at stores in the U.S. since 1999.ned, according to the CPSC.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious injuries due to use of a children’s product, such as a stroller, contact the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. We will answer your questions and protect your legal rights. Speak with a personal injury lawyer today by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll free outside of Boston, 1-800-545-3732.