Approximately 2 million infant strollers are being recalled by Graco after the company received reports that four infants died in the strollers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on October 20, 2010, and said the four infants were killed after becoming trapped inside the strollers and being strangled.
According to an NPR report, the strollers included in the recall are older models of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems. These were manufactured before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta, GA.
The CPSC says that if babies are not correctly strapped into the strollers, they may be put in danger of becoming trapped and suffering strangulation by sliding through an opening between the stroller tray and the bottom of the seat. The commission also noted having received five reports of infants becoming caught in the stroller and suffering cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having trouble breathing.
Consumers can contact Graco at (877) 828-4046 or visit their website at www.gracobaby.com for additional information.
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