Graco is recalling over 3 million*** baby strollers that pose a risk of strangulation if the baby is not buckled in properly.
Graco is also providing free kits that will eliminate the problem.
Four deaths of infants have been reported. These deaths happened during the time period of 2003 and 2005. Sixteen injuries were also reported, according to the company’s web site.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Graco issued the voluntary product recall.
Many blogs are helping in calling attention to these problems by informing parents of the potential safety hazards.
*** The 3 million number was the total number of units listed by two announcements covering all the affected models.
Kid glue posted a complete list of strollers affected by this recall by make and model.
Product Reviews tells us that Graco is “recalling two of their old stroller products, after they were alleged to have caused the death of four infants.”
Actually four models are recalled this year.
Strollerderby remarks “This recall, like so many others, is being labelled as voluntary, but it was prompted by four reported infant fatalities.”
It is important to make sure your infant is properly buckled into the stroller. However, sometimes parents may be rushed and not properly fasten the child harness.
The free kits being offered by Graco will prevent the risk of strangulation if the parents do not properly secure their babies.
All parents who own strollers should check their models and stop using them if they have one of the affected units. Then the parents can order the free kit that eliminated the safety hazard.
Protect your baby. Information on all recalled models can be found here on Graco’s web site.
On October 21, 2010 12:04 PM Nisha Chandran of Edelman wrote:
I am writing to clarify a misunderstanding with regard to the statistics used in the echoflam.com’s article concerning the Graco stroller recall.
The total number of recalled strollers is in fact, approximately 2 million. Also, 4 children have died from this unfortunate circumstance, however the number of injuries resulting from the stroller is only 5.
Could you please correct these instances at your earliest convenience?
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if I can provide any additional information.
Thanks for your help in attending to this matter,
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