Graco Children's Products' division is recalling 2 million strollers due to risk of strangulation and entrapment.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Wednesday, saying that four infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005.
The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour strollers and travel systems manufactured before November 2006, and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured before July 2007. Both strollers were made and distributed between November 2000 and December 2007.
The specific model numbers involved in the recall can be found at the company's website, www.gracobaby.com. Consumers can also contact Graco directly by phone at 800-345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“About half of the product recalls that are announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission are for children’s products,” Don Mays, Consumer Reports safety expert, said. “Parents need to be very, very vigilant about the products they have in their homes or even the products they have in their schools.”
Parents looking for up-to-date information on all recalled children’s product can visit Consumer Reports’ website, ClickCheckandProtect.org.
Strollers aren’t the only children’s product that has a history of being recalled. Check out this MainStreet article that looks at crib recalls over the years.
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