Graco Children’s Products of Atlanta, Georgia, has recalled approximately 1.5 million baby strollers which may cause finger amputations in small children. The company is offering a free repair kit to eliminate the hazard caused by the defective product.
The defective strollers were sold throughout Massachusetts at stores such as Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, K-Mart, Sears, Target, Wal-mart. The defective products affected include the following stroller lines: Graco’s Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems.
The defective strollers are known to have caused at least five fingertip amputations and other personal injuries in children who got their fingers caught in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanisms.
Our attorneys have experience with fingertip amputations caused by defective strollers. While the industry has long been aware of these risks, defective strollers continue to be manufactured.
Fingertip amputations often lead to permanent and disfiguring injuries. Often, attempts to reattach the affected fingertips are unsuccessful, and in most cases children are left with scarring and a loss of function. Many children suffer lasting psychological injuries, not just from the injuries themselves, but also from the taunting they often must endure in school as they grow up.
If you need legal assistance with a personal injury caused by a defective stroller or other product liability claim, please contact us for a free consultation. Our lawyers would be pleased to help you recover any damages sustained by your child as a result of the negligence of a manufacturer. Please call us toll free at 800 379 1244.