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Nov 9, 2009 6:13 PM by MSNBC

Strollers recalled because of amputation danger

Major stroller maker Maclaren is recalling 1 million umbrella strollers, due to a potential finger hazard for children. A side hinge mechanism poses a hazard to children's fingers when the umbrella stroller is being opened or closed, the company says. The fingers may be cut of amputated.

Maclaren is one of the leading stroller makers. All Maclaren strollers sold since 1999 are included in the recall.

The company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is providing consumers and retailers free repair kits which will cover a joint on the umbrella stroller's hinge mechanism.

 

 

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