Maclaren Stroller Recall: What To Do If You Own One Of The Million Recalled Strollers
UPDATE: The Maclaren stroller recall has overloaded the server of Maclaren's Web site. In the meantime, here's background on the recall and what to do once the Web site is back up and running.
England-based stroller company Maclaren is recalling one million strollers sold in the United States between 1999 and 2009 after 12 reports of childrens' fingertips being cut off.
MSNBC details the apparent issue: "A side hinge mechanism poses a hazard to children's fingers when the umbrella stroller is being opened or closed, the company says."
USA Today reports that the following models are affected by the massive recall: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller models.
Affected consumers are asked to contact Maclaren here to receive a cover for the dangerous hinges, but a word of caution: the company's Web site has been slow today.