Despite the earlier recall of 1 million Maclaren strollers of the fingertip amputations of children, the government today to re-announce the recall because of how many children continue to get injured.
The recall in November 2009 drew considerable attention because of the number of strollers, the reputation of Maclaren as a trendy brand and the nature of the injuries to small children. At least 37 more children have injured since the recall, including five who lose their fingertips, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Including the most recent spate of injuries, 149 incidents have been reported in connection with the strollers.
The CPSC typically only re-announces a recall when there is evidence — as there is in this case — that defective products remain in consumers’ homes.
The recall affects all single and double Maclaren strollers that were sold before November 2009. The hinge that has caused the problems was since redesigned and those made in 2010 and later and not part of this recall.
The Chinese-made strollers that are being recalled were sold between 1999 and 2009 for $100-$360.
CPSC officials said a hinge repair kit is available at now cost that addresses the safety concern.
To get the kit, contact Maclaren USA at firstname.lastname@example.org.