Graco Children's Products announced in November that more than 4.5
million strollers sold in the United States are being recalled due to
laceration and amputation hazards. The hinge on the side of the strollers
can pinch a child's finger, which may lead to severe cuts. So far
there have been 11 reports of injuries to fingers as a result of the Graco
stroller defect. Six of those incidents involved fingertip amputation,
while another four involved partial-fingertip amputation and one laceration.
The eleven Graco and Century brand stroller models included in the recall are:
Each of these stroller models hold only a single child and have a sliding
fold-lock hinge on both side of the unit, with another fold release button
on the stroller handle. They were manufactured between August of 2000
and September 25, 2014. For a complete list of model names and numbers, visit
If your stroller is included in this product recall, you should use extra
caution when using the strollers and contact Graco immediately. The company
will send a complimentary repair kit to alleviate the potential hazard.
Product defects such as this are always troubling, as children are typically
affected first-hand. Injuries as a result of a defective product are always
unfortunate, but it is our job as adults to protect our children. These
types of situations make us more keenly aware of the dangers seemingly-safe
products can pose to our kids without our knowledge. Fortunately, Graco
is taking responsibility by announcing this voluntary recall. We hope
that it prevents additional injuries from arising as a result of the hinge issue.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a defective
product, you may have a claim for compensation. The company who manufactured
the product can be held liable for your injuries, and therefore made to
pay medical bills and more. For a free consultation, call (770) 427-5498.