Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 1.5 million Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers because the hinges on the strollers' canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when a parent is opening or closing the canopy.
The CPSC's announcement noted that Graco has already received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
Manufactured in China, the strollers were sold at retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.
Click here to read the CPSC's full announcement.