Graco Stroller Recall: Older Models of Quattro and Metrolite Strollers
The CPSC found that entrapment and strangulation can occur with these strollers, especially in babies younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. A baby can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Babies who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
The recall involves only the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers manufactured and travel before January 2008, after which Graco began voluntarily making strollers with a safe gap between the stroller's tray and seat bottom.
Sadly, there have been four reports of infant strangulations and five reports of infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts, bruises, and difficulty breathing.
The recalled Quattro and Metrolite strollers were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 for between $90 and $190 for the strollers, and between $190 and $250 for travel systems. Parents should immediately check their strollers' model numbers with the list here at the CPSC site. The model numbers are printed on a label on the lower portion of the strollers' rear frames, just above the rear wheels or underneath the strollers. The name Graco appears on a label on the strollers' trays and headrests.
Parents should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Graco for a free repair kit by calling toll-free (877) 828-4046 (24 hour line), or visit the Graco website.
However, parents can continue to use the strollers as a travel system with an infant car seat. When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present. And once the repair kit is installed, the stroller can again be used.
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