Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 23, 2010 in Defective Products
If your child has been injured by a Graco stroller, it is important to discuss your legal options with a qualified defective product attorney. Our attorneys fight the legal teams of giant corporations everyday to defend the rights of our clients.
Baby strollers are an integral part of any parent's life, as Moms and Dads need to be able to provide their small children with fresh air and to be able to bring them along when they travel. Many different advances have been made within the stroller product line in recent years, and one of the leading manufacturers of strollers has been Graco. The company offers several different types of strollers, but the positive reputation that the company has enjoyed is due to the generally high quality inherent in the products they produce.
Unfortunately, recent events have tarnished that image deeply, and the most recent problem involves the recall of approximately 1.5 million baby strollers due to a dangerous defect. Several small children and infants have been seriously injured as a result of this defect, prompting the need for help from defective baby stroller lawyers.
Graco's baby strollers generally offer consumers durability, convenience and mobility. The features of their baby strollers include rugged wheels and a sturdy frame to keep the child's ride smooth and comfortable. Many models also provide several deep pockets so parents can pack such necessities as diapers and formula.
In addition and directly related to the baby stroller recall in question is the canopy feature. The canopies on these strollers can be adjusted so that the children can be shielded from the sun, rain or wind if necessary. Unfortunately, a serious problem with these canopies is what has led to several injuries around the country.
The defect that was discovered with these baby stroller models specifically concerns the hinge mechanism that allows the canopy to be adjusted. The hinge is exposed, which left open the possibility of children touching the hinge as the canopy was being adjusted. This danger led to reports of at least seven injuries.
Two children suffered severe lacerations on their fingers and five children had fingers severed from their hands as a result of this problem. These reports are what led to this massive recall.
If you own a Graco baby stroller and you're concerned that yours is a model that's been recalled, you need to look inside the rear panel above the wheels in order to locate your model number. The models in question are known as the Graco Passage, Alano and Spree strollers, and the model numbers are as follows:
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.
If you own one of these defective Graco baby strollers, the company has announced that you can contact them to obtain a free repair kit that will cover this moving and dangerous hinge. However, that may not be a satisfactory solution for many, especially for those whose children have been harmed by these products. If this includes you, then contact the Phoenix injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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