Graco has recalled about 1.5 million strollers today after reports of children’s fingertips being cut when the canopy is opened or closed. To read the entire recall announcement on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website click here.
The strollers that are part of this recall are the Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:
Model Numbers: 6303MYC, 6303MYC37240DNB, 7240DNB27240MKL2, 7240MKL37F02GLM36320IVY, 6320LAU7241DDH2, 7241DHO37F04TAY36330CAP, 6330THR,6330THR37255CLP, 7255CLP2, 7255CRA2, 7255CRA3, 7255CSA3, 7255GPK3,7255GRN, 7255GRN2,7255JJB3, 7255ORC2, 7255WLO2, 7255WLO37F07EMA36F00QIN3, 6F00RRY37256CLO2, 7256SPM2,7256SPM37F08DSW3, 7F08LAN36F03GLN37260BAN, 7260BAN2,7260BAN3, 7260MRA2,7260MRA3, 7260PKR,7260PKR27G00DLS3, 7G00DLS46G10CSE37270BIA, 7270BIA27G01CRL37235GGA, 7235GGA27E01JON2, 7E01JON37G04KRA37236CDR27F00LPE3, 7F00RSH37G05GPR3, 7G06WSR37237HOL2, 7237HOL37F01FOR37G07ABB3, 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 (see photo below) 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.
The recalled strollers were 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.
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