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Recall: Maclaren Strollers

Laceration and Amputation Risk

Health Canada recalled the following Maclaren models after reports of fingertip lacerations and amputations caused by a defective hinge mechanism on the following models:

Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller

The manufacturer insists that the strollers are safe and meet Canadian stroller regulations, provided they are used in compliance with the instructions. Extra care should be taken when opening or closing the stroller, ensuring that children are kept at a safe distance.

There have been no further incidents in Canada since 2009 recall and only one reported incident of a Canadian child receiving a laceration from the folding mechanism of a Maclaren stroller. 37 additional injuries have been reported in the United States though with a total of 149 reported incidents.

Consumers are urged to call American Baby Products, Inc. (formerly Maclaren USA) for a free repair kit at 1-877-688-2326.

In Canada, between 2004 to November 2009, approximately 22,000 of the recalled strollers were sold at The Bay, Toys R Us (Babies R Us), and other retailers.