NEW: 4 Deaths Prompt Graco Stroller Recall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports of four infant strangulations in the strollers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the infant strangulations occurred between 2003 and 2005.

The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers, all made before 2007.

CPSC says if a baby isn't strapped into the stroller, he or she can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and the bottom of the seat -- where the child can get stuck and be strangled.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm's website by clicking the link below this story.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers can continue use of the stroller as a "travel system." When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.

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  • by Sara Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 20, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    This is, once again, NOT a case of the manufacturer screwing up the product. It clearly states that these injuries/deaths occurred when the baby wasn't strapped in. Strap the baby in the stroller - like you're supposed to!!! - and this wouldn't happen!!!!
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Oct 20, 2010 at 06:12 AM
    No doubt these strollers, like so many other recalled items like baby beds and more in the last several years are all made in RED China. Lead in toys, which is still happening, bacterial contamination in seafood products, plastic byproduct in baby formula, the list goes on and on. It's time to get out of the World Trade Organization and so-called "Free" trade agreements. We need to rebuild our own industrial base; That's when we will have JOBS. This nation prospered for the first 200 years under "FAIR" trade, we need to return to that policy. Even our desk jobs have been moving out of the country. I made a call to a customer service 800 number the other day and was talking to a person in Georgetown, Guyana - South America.
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