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Baby deaths prompt stroller recall

Baby deaths prompt stroller recall

Credit: CPSC

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on October 20, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 20 at 10:41 AM

Graco is recalling 2 million strollers after four babies have died and five others have been entrapped.

The recall involves the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured before January 2008. That’s the year the industry adopted a standard to address the problem.

The problems happen when infants younger than a year are not harnessed. The babies can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and the seat bottom but their heads can become entrapped by the tray.

This recall involves Graco Quattro Tour™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007. The strollers and travel systems were distributed between November 2000 and December 2007. The model numbers are printed on a label at the lower portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels or underneath the stroller. The name “Graco” appears on a label on the stroller tray and the headrest.

You can find a complete list of the models involved in the recall here.

The strollers were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 for between $90 and $190 for the strollers, and between $190 and $250 for travel systems.

If you have one of these strollers, stop using and contact Graco for a free repair kit at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the company’s website at www.gracobaby.com.

You can learn more about stroller safety here.

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