Recalled Graco MetroLite stroller Graco, a popular baby gear manufacturer, is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which announced the recall today (October 20), said between 2003 and 2005, four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled.
But don't panic. Here are the nine things you need to know about this recall:
- The recall includes older versions of Graco's Quattro Tour and MetroLite Strollers and travel systems sold between November 2000 and December 2007.
- CPSC says if babies aren't strapped in properly, they can slide or get stuck. They cited reports of bruising and injury and one of a child having difficulty breathing.
- There is a new standard that requires a larger stroller opening between the stroller's tray and seat bottom in order to prevent entrapment and strangulation, but these were made prior to that.
- The recalled strollers were sold at retailers nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007.
- The strollers were sold at nationwide stores like Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Meijers, Sears, Target, and Walmart.
- The strollers were priced between $90 and $190 and the travel systems sold between $190 and $250 and were manufactured in China.
- The model numbers involved in recall are on ABC's website.
- More information on the model numbers involved in the recall can be found at the company's website, http://www.gracobaby.com.
- If you have a recalled stroller, visit Graco's website or call 877-828-4046 to receive a free repair kit.
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