The Consumer Product Safety Commission has re-issued arecall of approximately 1 million strollers due to a product defect.
According to the agency’s press release, Maclaren umbrellastrollers sold before May 2010 feature a design defect in the strollers’ hingemechanism. The hinge poses a hazard to the child when the stroller is unfoldedand opened. If a child touches the mechanism their fingertips could be cut oramputated.
The agency issued thefirst recall of the strollers in November 2009. The CPSC has received a totalof 149 reports of incidents of injuries with the strollers, including 37reported after the initial recall. Since the recall in November, the injuriesinclude five more cases of fingertip amputations, 16 more reports oflacerations, and 16 reports of children’s fingers becoming trapped by themechanism.
The affected strollers were sold at baby stores and largeretailers across the country between January 1999 and November 2009.
If your child has been injured by a defective child careproduct or toy, please contact a Wausau product liability lawyer of HabushHabush & Rottier, S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.