The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Graco, a major stroller manufacturer, has recalled about 1.5 million strollers because of the risk of finger amputations and lacerations to children. The recall includes several travel systems and models of strollers made by Graco Children's Products.
The fingertip amputation risk is in the area surrounding the hinges on the product's canopy when it is opened and closed. Graco received reports of injuries to children when they put their fingers in the stroller canopy hinge mechanism, including five fingertip amputations and two lacerations.
The CPSC has advised consumers to stop using the recalled strollers and to contact Graco immediately to receive a free protective cover repair kit.
The recalled strollers and travel systems were sold at many retail stores including Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" US, Kmart, Wal-mart, Target and Sears.
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