According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Graco Children's Products has issued a major recall of its strollers due to reports of fingertip amputations. This recall applies to 11 different Graco stroller models, totaling almost 5 million units in the U.S., 202,000 in Canada, and over 10,000 in Mexico.
As the official CPSC report states, "The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard." The report also says that Graco has received 11 reports of stroller-related finger injuries, with six reports of fingertip amputation, four partial-fingertip amputations, and one finger laceration.
The recall includes all of the specific names and model numbers of the affected strollers and suggests remedying the problem by contacting Graco for a free repair kit, which will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, the CPSC advises caregivers to "exercise extreme care" when using the stroller and "immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold."