Remember that massive November 2009 recall of Maclaren umbrella strollers? (To refresh your memory, the company recalled all Maclaren single and double strollers sold prior to November 2009 because of the possibility of fingertip amputations or lacerations and provided free repair kits containing hinge covers.) If you had an affected Maclaren stroller, did you request and install a hinge cover? Well, if it somehow slipped your mind to do so (like me—ack!), you’re not alone: the company has re-announced the November 2009 recall because it has received additional injury reports since the recall.
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About one million Maclaren single and double strollers sold prior to November 2009 are included in this recall (which is indeed the exact same as the initial recall—just a reminder to those of us who have yet to take action that we need to do so!). The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to kids when the stroller is being unfolded or opened. The company has received a total of 149 reports of incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that happened following the November 2009 recall, including 5 additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations, and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. Note: Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.
Consumers who have a Maclaren stroller purchased between 1999 and November 2009 and who have not yet installed a hinge cover should immediately contact Maclaren USA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 877-688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive their free repair kit.