11 November 2009

Maclaren stroller recall

Do you own one of the highly popular Maclaren stroller?

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a statement to recall 1,000,000 of Maclaren strollers sold in US between 1999 to November 2009 due to report of cases where fingertips were amputated as the stroller poses laceration hazards to children when unfolding/folding the stroller. According to CPSC & Maclaren, the faults were due to the stroller's hinge mechanism. Consumer are advised to stop using the strollers immediately and to contact Maclaren to receive a free repair kit.

There were at least 12 cases of such accidents reported to date. The affected models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. Most of these models are available in Malaysia and currently being sold in major baby stores and online stores.

From the CPSC website, the above Maclaren strollers were made in China. I am not sure where the MacLaren strollers sold in Malaysia were made but probably from China too.

If you own one of this Maclaren stroller, quickly contact the local store or the Maclaren distributor to check whether the repair kit is available in Malaysia before any untoward incident happen to you or your child!


2ma said...

thanks for sharing this pauline! i will ask mummy to check coz the boys are using a maclaren too, since 2005

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