Health Canada has announced a big Graco Children’s Products Inc. recall. The Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Literider, Sierra and Sterling single stroller models have a defect that poses a “laceration or amputation hazard” for children’s fingers: The issue is with the hinge that allows the stroller to fold up.
The affected products were sold in Canada from August 2000 to November 2014.
There have been no injury reports in Canada, but there have been 11 reports in the US of finger injuries: six fingertip amputations, four partial-fingertip amputations and one finger laceration, according to Health Canada.
If you have any of these products:
Look for your stroller’s model number and manufacture date on the label on the stroller’s frame. Contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit (available at the beginning of December) by calling 1-800-667-8184. “While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller,” Health Canada advises. “Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.”