03/02/2012 05:07 pm ET

Maclaren Filed For Bankruptcy, Consumers Late To Find Out

This past Dec. 29, as many families were beginning to enjoy recently received gifts, including Maclaren’s high-end strollers or cribs, the American unit of that company quietly filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

The filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bridgeport, Conn., went unnoticed for nearly two months until a blog for new dads,, wrote about it last week.

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