Maclaren Stroller Recall Reannounced After Fingertip Amputations

Continuing reports of children getting their fingers sliced or even cut off by Maclaren strollers have caused federal regulators to reissue a recall for one million strollers that was first announced in 2009, as the defective Maclaren strollers are apparently still widely used and continue to pose a risk of consumers.

The Maclaran recall was reannounced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 12, after Maclaren USA, Inc. reported additional injury reports associated with the strollers.

Since the original stroller recall was issued in November 2009, Maclaran has received 37 injury reports, including five fingertip amputations, 16 reports of lacerations and 16 reports of fingertips becoming entrapped and bruised.

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The strollers were recalled because the design of the hinge mechanism could cause a child’s fingertips to be lacerated or cut off while the stroller is unfolded or opened. Overall, there have been 149 incidents reported in connection with the strollers, including at least 17 fingertip amputations.

The recall affects all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold before November 2009. The affected strollers have “Maclaren” printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers produced after May 2010 are not affected by the recall, as they have a different hinge design.

The strollers were sold at mass merchandise retailers and juvenile product stores across the U.S. from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Consumers who are still using the affected strollers should stop using them immediately and obtain a free repair kit from Maclaren by sending an e-mail to Consumers with questions can call 1-877-688-2326.


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