Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

Jan 20, 2010, 08:41 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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Name of Product: Graco's Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems

Units: About 1.5 million

Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The hinges on the stroller's canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.  

Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller's canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:


Model Numbers

6303MYC, 6303MYC3

7240DNB, 7240DNB2, 7240MKL2, 7240MKL3

7F02GLM3

6320IVY, 6320LAU

7241DDH2, 7241DHO3

7F04TAY3

6330CAP, 6330THR, 6330THR3

7255CLP, 7255CLP2, 7255CRA2, 7255CRA3, 7255CSA3, 7255GPK3, 7255GRN, 7255GRN2, 7255JJB3, 7255ORC2, 7255WLO2, 7255WLO3

7F07EMA3

6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3

7256CLO2, 7256SPM2, 7256SPM3

7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3

6F03GLN3

7260BAN, 7260BAN2, 7260BAN3, 7260MRA2, 7260MRA3, 7260PKR, 7260PKR2

7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4

6G10CSE3

7270BIA, 7270BIA2

7G01CRL3

7235GGA, 7235GGA2

7E01JON2, 7E01JON3

7G04KRA3

7236CDR2

7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3

7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3

7237HOL2, 7237HOL3

7F01FOR3

7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3



Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall.  The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between  8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com.

Photos available at www.cpsc.gov.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

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