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Parents of small children need products to help them maintain their routines. This has always been the case, which is why companies have long invested time and money into the research and development of products that make handling small children easier. One of these product lines is baby strollers, which allow parents to take their children where they go conveniently. Many of these products have been very effective.
Unfortunately, not all of these products are safe, including the 1.5 million Graco stroller units that have been recalled because of serious safety concerns. Below you’ll find information regarding the nature of the products affected by the recall, the reason for the recall, the solution proffered by Graco, the specific models that have been recalled and how you should proceed if your child has been injured as a result of using a defective baby stroller.
The Graco Stroller
Graco is one of the leading manufacturers of infant and child products in the world. It offers products that include cribs, strollers and other product lines that are designed to promote convenience for parents who need it. Their stroller line in particular has been one of their most successful offerings across the United States.
These strollers provide several components that are intended to help parents prepare for mobility, including pockets for diapers and formula, a comfortable seat that allows the child to fall asleep easily and a canopy that provides shelter from the sun, wind or rain and minimizes a child’s exposure to the elements. Basically, Graco strollers are complete infant travel products.
Child Injuries - Severe Lacerations and Amputation
Unfortunately, recent reports have surfaced that show that several different models of Graco strollers are dangerous because of an exposed hinge that opens and closes the canopy of these products. Specifically, at least seven reports of serious injuries suffered by small children have been released. Two of these reports state that children suffered severe lacerations of their fingers when placing them in the canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed. Five reports were much more serious, and they stated that these five children had fingers amputated for the same reason.
When reports like this one surface, no one can be sure if it’s a complete statistic of all the injuries that have occurred. It’s also likely troubling for many parents to find out that more than 1.5 million units of Graco strollers affecting several different models have been recalled by Graco in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). To make matters worse in the opinion of some, the solution that’s been put forth by Graco is insufficient to deal with the dangers involved.
The Proposed Solution to Graco Stoller Danger
In response to these reports, Graco has offered consumers the opportunity to contact the company in order to obtain a free repair kit. The kit is basically a cover of the canopy hinge mechanism that’s designed to prevent direct contact with the moving part. This kit will be shipped to those who request it.
What’s seen as problematic with this response is that it puts the burden of minimizing the risk of additional injuries on those who bought the product with the belief that it was safe. It’s also doubtful that many of those who own the Graco baby strollers in question have much experience in the way of assembling these products with the same degree of workmanship than those who are paid to do so at the manufacturing facilities. Not to mention, if a consumer installs the cover to the product and someone is injured by the same part, it could lead to a defense by Graco that the injury was caused not by the faulty hinge, but by improper workmanship by the consumer to correct the problem.
Recalled Graco Stoller Models
Below is a list of the models of Graco baby strollers that have been affected by this recall. Those who own any Graco baby stroller should look to the lower inside portion of the rear frame above the rear wheels for the model number. Below is a list of those models:6303MYC, 6303MYC3, 6320IVY, 6320LAU, 6330CAP, 6330THR, 6330THR3, 6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3, 6F03GLN3, 6G10CSE3, 7235GGA, 7235GGA2, 7236CDR2, 7237HOL2, 7237HOL3, 7240DNB, 7240DNB2, 7240MKL2, 7240MKL3, 7241DDH2, 7241DHO3, 7255CLP, 7255CLP2, 7255CRA2, 7255CRA3, 7255CSA3, 7255GPK3, 7255GRN, 7255GRN2, 7255JJB3, 7255ORC2, 7255WLO2, 7255WLO3, 7256CLO2, 7256SPM2, 7256SPM3, 7260BAN, 7260BAN2, 7260BAN3, 7260MRA2, 7260MRA3, 7260PKR, 7260PKR2, 7270BIA, 7270BIA2, 7E01JON2, 7E01JON3, 7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3, 7F01FOR3, 7F02GLM3, 7F04TAY3, 7F07EMA3, 7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3, 7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4, 7G01CRL3, 7G04KRA3, 7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3, 7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3.
These models fall under the names of Graco Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers.
Filing a Graco Stroller Recall Lawsuit
If you or your child has been injured by a recalled Graco baby stroller, you need to take action. Contact the defective baby stroller lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation, as the firm’s attorneys have a long track record of successfully protecting the rights of consumers who have been injured by defective products.