Graco Recall on Strollers – Product Liability

On January 20, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Graco Children’s Products, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately until the remedy is provided, which is a free protective cover repair kit.

Name of Product: Graco’s Passage™, Alano™, and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems

Number of Units: About 1.5 million

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia

Hazard: The stroller’s canopy hinges can lead to fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to children when they are activated as the canopy opens or closes.

Reported Injuries: Seven reported cases of children grabbing the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism as the canopy was being opened or closed. Out of the seven cases, there were five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. For the model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms visit the cpsc.

Graco manufactured two styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only Graco stroller products with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall. The model number and manufacture date are stamped on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, above the rear wheels.

Retailers Who Sold Strollers: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies-R-Us, Toys-R-Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide. The strollers retailed for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers may contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their web site at www.gracobaby.com. The kit is available by calling Graco at 1-800-345-4109.

This information is provided as a service of TSR Injury Law. If your child has been injured by a defective stroller, it is vital to seek legal advice before you sign away your rights. You may be able to obtain compensation for damages and disfigurement. Our Minnesota Product Liability Lawyers have established a reputation for success in the area of product liability litigation. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. Contact us at 612-TSR-TIME or submit a comment.