Strollers Recalled

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:14pm

Four infant deaths linked to two models of Graco strollers.

There's a massive recall underway involving two types of Graco brand baby strollers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission thinks there may be as many as two million of the recalled strollers still in circulation, even though they stopped being designed this way several years ago.

The older versions of the Quattro Tour and Metrolite strollers made by atlanta based Graco Children's Products are being recalled because a small child can become dangerously wedged in an opening on the stroller.

"It poses an entrapment and strangulation hazard," says the CPSC's Kim Dulic.

The recalled strollers were sold between 2000 and 2007.

Complaints about them date back five years or more.

The commission says only now can it link the strangulation deaths of at least four infants to the strollers.

"CPSC went back and started looking at old cases. We did a new look at older cases and to see if there were any problems in the past. We found a pattern of incidents," Dulic explains.

Graco is offering a repair kit and a wider opening on newer models of the strollers is supposed to eliminate the hazard.

Still, the commission strongly advises the use of harness straps on all strollers.
 

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