(PIX11) — Graco is recalling nearly 5 million strollers made in the past 14 years because their hinges can catch children’s fingers, pinching them or causing amputation, the company said Thursday.
The recall comes after the popular manufacturer received 11 reports of finger injuries, including six amputations, four partial-fingertip lacerations and one finger laceration.
These 11 models of Graco and Century-branded strollers, equipped with external sliding fold lock hinges, are being recalled:
They were sold between Aug. 1, 2000, and Nov. 19, 2014, with nearly 85 percent of the select strollers sold more than seven years ago, the company said.
Anyone who has a recalled stroller can get a hinge cover to protect fingers from the potentially dangerous mechanisms by calling 800-345-4109, or going to GracoBaby.com.
“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,” the company said. “Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.”
If you have a Graco stroller, click here to determine if your carrier is affected using the model number on the back stroller leg, just above the rear wheel.
For a complete list of the recalled stroller models, click here.