1.5 million Strollers Recalled by Graco

Opening and closing canopy poses risk to little fingers

About 1.5 million strollers made by Graco Children's Products are being recalled after reports of children's fingers being cut when the canopy is opening or closing. The recalled strollers are Graco's Passage, Alano and Spree strollers and travel systems.

They were made in China and sold at Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Sears, Target, Walmart, Meijers, AAFES, Navy Exchange, Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Wednesday morning after Graco received seven reports of children being injured when their fingers got caught in canopy hinge as it was being opened or closed. Two children's fingers were cut and there were five reports of children losing their fingertips.

The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The manufacture date and model number can be found on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

Graco made two styles of hinges for the strollers. Those on the strollers being recalled are plastic, jointed hinges with indented notches for positioning the canopy. For a complete list of the model numbers of recalled strollers and travel systems, visit the CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

Anyone with a recalled stroller should stop using it and contact Graco at 800-345-4109 to receive a free protective cover repair kit. The company's Web site is http://www.gracobaby.com/.

To report any injuries related to the products being recalled by Graco recall, go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

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