RECALL: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

Laceration and amputation hazard

RECALL: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

stroller recall, Graco

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) and Graco Children’s Products Inc. have recalled the following models* of Graco single strollers and travel systems, as the folding hinges can pinch a child's fingers, causing a laceration or amputation hazard:


  • 6947MAN
  • 6954AMB


  • 6907JUN
  • 6907CYP
  • 6907JJJ
  • 7404NCB
  • 7464CEL
  • 740433
  • 744200


  • 694224
  • 694234
  • 694275
  • 694285
  • 694291
  • 696053


  • 6915BLB
  • 6916MEL
  • 7419LF
  • 7456GKG
  • 7458COV
  • 691903
  • 696242
  • 741618


  • 6987FMT
  • 7424HML
  • 7441FLT
  • 7445UNN
  • 7448WLS
  • 7484ARD
  • 7S00KWD
  • 1763588
  • 1763589
  • 1805189


  • 6710JKP
  • 6710JUP
  • 6712NPB
  • 6712PWC
  • 6712SFT
  • 6712SNY
  • 6730HMP
  • 6M01TAN
  • 7300MAK
  • 7304GEI
  • 7304TOP
  • 7320UVB
  • 7340BEB
  • 7350DOH
  • 7360NGS
  • 1763582
  • 1789383
  • 1793562
  • 1801006
  • 1805076
  • 1805294
  • 1809351
  • 1862528
  • 1875549
  • 1882467


  • 748707


  • 7425CLE
  • 742902
  • 743725

*Model numbers and manufacturing date are located on the stroller tubing frame label.

While there were no incidents reported in Canada, 11 finger injuries were reported to Graco in the United States, resulting in one laceration, six fingertip amputations, and four partial-fingertip amputations.

These Graco strollers also pose a safety risk

Affected customers are advised to contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit, which will be available at the beginning of December 2014. In the meantime, users are warned to use extreme caution when unfolding the stroller, and keep children away from the hinge area. 

Repair kits can be ordered at 1-800-667-8184 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For any questions or concerns, customers can contact Graco's customer service by email or by phone at 1-800-667-8184 or via Graco's website.

From August 2000 to November 2014, approximately 202,066 of the strollers and travel systems were sold in Canada. From August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014,  approximately 4.7 million in the U.S. and approximately 10,300 in Mexico.

"Dubious Sexuality" Keeping Winnie the Pooh Down

Put some pants on, would ya?

"Dubious Sexuality" Keeping Winnie the Pooh Down

Winnie the Pooh

Oh, how adults like to take the innocence of child play, filter it through their own dirty, old minds, and then reject it for being inappropriate. Polish city councillors from the town of Tuszyn are making headlines for declaring Winnie-the-Pooh an unseemly choice for decorating a new playground on the grounds of his "dubious sexuality."

The debate about Winnie-the-Pooh took place in a closed council meeting, according to The Independent, where it was surreptitiously recorded by one member of council and then leaked to the press.

Barbie Can't be an Engineer; She's Just a Girl

Several councillors were deeply disturbed by Pooh bear's lack of pants. Here's this bear, after all, just flaunting his complete lack of genitalia for all to see. What is with that anyway, the councillors asked. Is he some sort of hermaphrodite? Was AA Milne some sort of pervert who had to cut off the bear's sex organs because he couldn't deal with them?

Gosh, who knows? That doesn't sound crazy at all!

From The Independent:

“The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe,” said Ryszard Cichy during the discussion.

“It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children. [Poland’s fictional bear] is dressed from head to toe, unlike Pooh who is only dressed from the waist up.”

And then this:

“This is very disturbing but can you imagine! The author was over 60 and cut [Pooh’s] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity,” she said.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Winnie the Pooh

Stay tuned for more reactions when council discovers that Donald Duck, Porky Pig and Benjamin Rabbit also don't wear pants. In fact, Yogi Bear only wears a hat, collar and tie. How risqué!

h/t Jezebel

MummyBuzz is being written by Rebecca Cuneo Keenan this week. Rebecca is a Toronto-based writer, blogger, and #YMCCommunity member. She blogs at Playground Confidential where you can read in order to feel better about your own life. Or just follow her on Facebook or Twitter. It's shorter.


Million Dollar Hawaiian Baby

This Hawaiian Treat didn't come with an umbrella drink

Million Dollar Hawaiian Baby

This week's outrageous price tag news comes out of Saskatchewan. As CTV News reports, Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and took a vacation in Hawaii with her husband when she was six months pregnant. The couple took out travel medical insurance from Blue Cross and boarded the plane with their doctor's blessing.

Then Jennifer's water broke and she was committed to six weeks of bed rest to try to stave off an early labour for as long as possible. The couple's baby girl was ultimately born nine weeks early and spent her first two months in the intensive care unit of a Hawaiian hospital.

But perhaps the biggest shock came when the young family had returned home to Canada and received a medical bill for $950,000. I kid you not.

Couple Secretly Give Birth in Luxury Hotel

The Blue Cross, in their defense, is only doing what insurance companies do best. They're finding all and any reason to wriggle their way out of the claim. In this case, they're claiming that a bladder infection Jennifer had treated earlier in her pregnancy constitutes a pre-existing condition which means they don't have to pony up. They maintain this even though Jennifer's doctors have said the bladder infection didn't cause the early delivery.

So now the couple gets to decide whether they want to take on Blue Cross in a legal battle or declare bankruptcy. Fun! I hope at least one of those is on their bucket list.

I think the rest of us will be taking a good close look at our travel insurance the next time we leave the country. In fact, if you're pregnant, it's probably cheaper just to travel with your very own OB-Gyn on hand.

Image Source: WikiCommons

MummyBuzz is being written by Rebecca Cuneo Keenan this week. Rebecca is a Toronto-based writer, blogger, and #YMCCommunity member. She blogs at Playground Confidential where you can read in order to feel better about your own life. Or just follow her on Facebook or Twitter. It's shorter.