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Strollers recalled following fingertip amputations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Maclaren USA Inc., on Monday announced a voluntary recall of 1 million strollers.

The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding or opening the stroller, the announcement said.

The company has received 15 reports of children losing a finger in the stroller’s hinge mechanism.

The recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers, and the word “Maclaren” is printed on them. The models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller, the announcement said.

They were sold nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Maclaren to receive a free repair kit. The toll-free number is 877-688-2326 and is staffed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. You can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall.

To report problems with a stroller, call the Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Hotline at 800-638-2772.

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