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Injuries to Children: Maclaren Recalls About 1 Million Strollers After Children Injured During Finger Amputations

The Consumer Product and Safety Commission and Maclaren USA are warning consumers to immediately stop using their Maclaren Strollers. Some 1 million strollers were recalled yesterday following reports that 12 children sustained fingertip amputation injuries. The injuries occurred when the kids put their fingers in the hinge mechanism of the stroller while it was being secured into place or opened up. The strollers can also cause laceration injuries.
Maclaren models affected included:

  • Quest Sport
  • Triumph
  • Quest Mod
  • Volo
  • Techno XT,
  • Twin Triumph
  • TechnoXLR
  • Easy Traveller
  • Twin Techno

Single and double umbrella strollers are included in the recall. Consumers can ask the stroller manufacturer for a free repair kit. The strollers were made in China.

Fingertip amputation injuries can cause severe trauma and impair a child’s ability to perform certain tasks. Not only is it extremely painful for a child to amputate his or her fingertip, but it can take months to recover. Loss of feeling, infection, poor healing, and loss of motion can occur. There is also the possibility the fingertip cannot be reattached. Skin flaps, and skin grafts might be necessary to repair the damage. According to Encyclopedia.com, 2/3rds of child hand injuries in the US are fingertip injuries.
A product manufacturer must ensure that their products do not contain any defect or flaw that could cause serious injury or death. At Gilbert & Ollanik, PC, our products liability lawyers have helped many families recover financial compensation for injuries caused by defective nursery products, child safety seats, playground products, clothing, furniture, toys, and other products made for kids and infants. Please contact our injuries to children law firm and ask for your free consultation about your personal injury or wrongful death case.
Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations, CPSC, November 9, 2009
Maclaren’s Stroller Recall: A Stumbling Response Online, Time, November 9, 2009
Related Web Resources:
Maclaren
Fingertip Injuries/Amputations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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