Important Recall of Maclaren Strollers

Please be advised that stroller maker Maclaren and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling approximately 1 million strollers after the company received reports of children’s fingertips getting amputated by a hinge on the strollers.

The recall includes all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers including the following models: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

Parents are urged to stop using their Maclaren strollers until they can get a repair kit. Maclaren is providing a hinge cover that can be ordered through its Web site. You can also call (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

We have noticed that their website is currently down. However, you can visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website for addition information.

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2 responses to “Important Recall of Maclaren Strollers

  1. I’m an Atlanta personal injury lawyer specializing in child safety, and I can tell you right now that one of the biggest hazards in this recall is the fact that many of these strollers will have been sold secondhand on Craigslist right now.

    For whatever reason — new baby, sleeplessness — parents often miss recalls. After all, there can be over three recalls per week on child safety items alone.

    As for the current Mclaren recall, the first child to ride in one of these strollers will be ten years old by now. Chances are that stroller has been passed on down the line, probably holding at least two or three other children in its lifetime. This recall could effect many people than just the original buyers of the 1 million models recalled.

    For product recall information, I recommend subscribing to the RSS feed offered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html) I also blog about product recalls and legal issues involving child safety at my law firm’s blog.

    Thanks for providing an overview of this issue and fighting the good fight against the inundation of shoddy products.

  2. When a parent has a second child that is relatively close in age to the first, they have some important decisions to make about how they plan to get around in public places. Chances are, the older child will quickly tire of walking around, and will want a place to sit down. This poses the question of how to accommodate both children safely and easily, and the obvious solution is to consider buying a double stroller travel system. Fortunately for parents, these easy to use systems are getting better all the time, and now there are more choices than ever before.

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