Notice to Massachusetts Parents of Stroller Recall
Massachusetts residents, perhaps visiting Boston with their young children in a stroller, need to be aware of a stroller recall issued by Graco Children’s Products Inc., a unit of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. The strollers have resulted in four child deaths and also reports of children’s injuries, and the Boston personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns want to inform you of this danger.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, reports of four deaths of babies from the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite baby strollers. Apparently, there is a dangerous gap between the stroller tray and the seat. Ironically, the seats can be used safely in a motor vehicle as an infant auto seat because there is no space-gap. Models made in 2008 and later are safe, according to the CPSC.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the recall involves versions of the Quattro Tour made before November 2006 and the MetroLite model manufactured before July 2007. The models can be used safely as an infant auto seat, the agency said, because there is no space-gap issue in the car. Strollers made after January 2008, when new industry design rules took effect, have larger openings that avoid trapping or strangling an infant, the agency said.
Retailers including Sears Holdings Corp., Toys R Us Inc. and Target Corp. sold the strollers from November 2000 through December 2007. Consumers should stop using the recalled models and contact Graco for a free repair kit at 1-877-828-4046 or on the Graco website , according to the agency.