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US reissues 2009 Maclaren stroller recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reissued a recall notice for certain Maclaren strollers on Thursday, saying there have been 37 reported injuries since the stroller was originally recalled in November 2009.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reissued a recall notice for certain Maclaren strollers on Thursday, saying there have been 37 reported injuries since the stroller was originally recalled in November 2009.

Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers made before November 2009 had a hinge mechanism that could cut or even amputate a child's finger when the stroller was being opened. The government said there have been five fingertip amputations, 16 lacerations and 16 fingertip entrapments reported since the strollers were recalled.

About 1 million strollers sold between 1999 and November 2009 were affected. All have the word "Maclaren" printed on the stroller. Maclaren will provide a free hinge cover to repair the defect.

There have been a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers. Maclaren strollers are now made with a different hinge mechanism.

Consumers who need a repair kit should contact Maclaren USA at hingecovers(at)maclaren-usa.com or call 877-688-2326.