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Fingertip Amputations Lead to Graco Stroller Recall

Nearly five million Graco strollers are being recalled because the folding hinges on the stroller can pinch, cut or even amputate children’s fingers.

Atlanta based Graco Children’s Products has issued a recall of eleven models of Graco and Century strollers after receiving reports of children suffering finger injuries and amputations caused by the stroller’s hinges.

Stroller models recalled include Graco and Century branded Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. These are strollers designed to carry one child. They have an external sliding fold-lock hinge on each side and a one-hand fold release mechanism on the handle.

Graco Stroller Recall

Hinge on recalled Graco and Century strollers.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been six reports of children who endured fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.

Parents and caregivers can locate the model numbers and manufacture date on a white label affixed to the bottom of the stroller leg, above the rear wheel. Only strollers with a manufacture date from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014 and the following model numbers are included in the recall:

Aspen
6947MAN 6954AMB 7403ANM 7414BKL 7453UVB 7454WNN
Breeze
34950 6904N8 6904TN8 6907JUN 7404M7 7404TM7 7433BER
6904BUG 6904NV 6904YL 6907ZOU 7404NCB 7431PUR 7464CEL
6904LAZ 6904TLQ 6907CYP 6932AR 7404P8 7432PUR 7464KSB
Capri – Century Branded Literider
6901DZ 6901FRN 6901MP
Cirrus
35233 6956COR 6956MLL 7426CUB 7438JET 7456NGS
6919MV 6956MAC 7416HX 7435WNN 7456GKG 7463CUB
6919TMP 6956MIC 7416THX 7438GIN 7456MON
Glider
35206 6974CYP 6987FMT 6S00MRG3 7441SAV 7446STA 7S00SBN3
1755545 6974HAB 6987FMT3 6S01JAV3 7441SAV2 7448WLS2 7S00WAV3
1757978 6983THE 6987SFJ3 6S02SFS3 7441SPT 7459KYW2
6937N6 6984SAR 6999TRI 7441FLT 7445UNN 7S00KWD3
Kite
6837COE
Literider 
1759206 1834721 6712NPB 6903RG 6927HE 6942MP 7304TOP2
1759753 1834725 6712PWC3 6912GMP 6927HK 6955G9 7305ALB2
1760521 1843722 6712SFT 6916BLW 6927LV 6989N2 7320UVB
1761301 1850503 6712SNY 6916BRN 6927TMJ 6989Y2 7321UVB
1763582 1852558 6712SUP 6916D5 6927TXB 6M01TAN3 7340SSR
1783222 1853477 6712SUP3 6916F3 6929B7 6M02SFR3 7340SSR2
1790492 1876823 6720THE 6916HBH 6929HX 7003CHP 7350DOH
1794240 34855 6730BEB 6916MEL 6929KY 7300MAK 7350DOH2
1801006 34939 6730DRM 6916P8 6929WN 7303BRL 7360NGS
1804095 35635 6730HMP 6916RK 6936HAV 7303BRL2 7436GIN
1809351 6710JKP 6827RS 6916TA6 6936JAM 7304GEI 7436JET
1809556 6710JUP 6903IND 6927AE 6938A5 7304GEI2 7M00DCF3
1817150 6712NAP 6903JJJ 6927GP 6940A4 7304HNW3
Literider – Century Branded
1804730
Sierra
7487GP 7487VA
Solara – Century Branded Literider
6965ZOL 6985CNC
Sterling
6988KER 7425CLE 7425OAK 7428RAC 7429VL 7437N5 7447PAS
7423RAC 7425CLE2 7427AD 7429HX 7429WZ 7447M7
TravelMate
6958HAV 6958TDT

 

Travelmate Stroller

Travelmate Stroller

Sterling Stroller

Sterling Stroller

Sierra Stroller

Sierra Stroller

Literider Stroller

Literider Stroller

Kite Stroller

Kite Stroller

Glider Stroller

Glider Stroller

Cirrus Stroller

Cirrus Stroller

Century Literider Stroller

Century Literider Stroller

Capri Stroller

Capri Stroller

Breeze Stroller

Breeze Stroller

This Graco stroller recall affects about 4.7 million strollers in the United States, 202,000 in Canada and 10,300 in Mexico.

Consumers may have purchased these strollers at retail stores nationwide, including Target, Walmart and Toys R Us, or online retailers such as Amazon.com and Walmart.com between August 2000 and November 2014 for between $40-$70 for the stroller or $140-$170 for the travel system.

Consumers who determine they have a stroller affected by this Graco stroller recall should request a free hinge repair kit through the Graco recall website or by calling (800) 345-4109. Graco expects to have the kit available by the beginning of December.

“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 Graco Stroller recall announcement 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.”

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.