Infant deaths prompt Graco stroller recall
Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:06:10 GMT —
Graco is recalling about 2 million of their strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Wednesday said the four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005.
The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and Metrolite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco's Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta.
CPSC says if babies aren't strapped in correctly, they can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and bottom of the seat, where they can get stuck and be strangled. The commission also said it was aware of five reports of infants becoming trapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.
The recalled strollers were sold at retailers nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007.
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