2 Million Graco Strollers Recalled Over Strangulation Risk
Posted on October 20, 2010The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (UPSC) and Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., have announcing the recall of about 2 million Graco strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation. There have been four reports of infant deaths from strangulation that occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. The CPSC says it is also aware of five reports of infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.
When an infant is not harnessed, the infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom.
The model numbers of the recalled strollers can be found here.