Recall: Strollers Cause Amputations

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About a million Maclaren strollers are being recalled after hinge mechanisms caused 12 child fingertip amputations and lacerations. All single-and double-umbrella strollers are affected, including the Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller models, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The recalled strollers were sold for between $100 and $360 at Babies ”R” Us and Target Stores (Stock Quote: TGT) as well as other stores selling children’s products nationwide from 1999 through November 2009. Consumers are urged to stop using the strollers immediately and contact Maclaren USA online or by calling (877) 688-2326 to receive a free repair kit.

For more information, visit the CPSC Web site.

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