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Graco Recalls Quattro™ and MetroLite™ Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation

Four Infant Strangulation Deaths Reported


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Graco Recalls Quattro™ and MetroLite™ Strollers Due to Risk of<br /> Entrapment and Strangulation

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It
is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with
Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., is announcing the recall of
about 2 million Graco strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation.
CPSC and Graco have received four reports of infant strangulations that
occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. In addition, CPSC is aware
of five reports of infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts and bruises,
and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.

 

Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger
than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass
through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head
and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the
neck are at risk of strangulation.

 

The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour(TM) and
MetroLite(TM) strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to the existence
of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of
the opening between the stroller’s tray and the seat bottom. This voluntary standard
requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and
strangulation hazards.

 

This recall involves Graco Quattro Tour(TM) strollers and travel
systems manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite(TM) strollers and
travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007. The strollers and travel
systems were distributed between November 2000 and December 2007. The model
numbers are printed on a label at the lower portion of the rear frame, just
above the rear wheels or underneath the stroller. The name “Graco”
appears on a label on the stroller tray and the headrest. Models included in
the recall are:

 

 

 

Quattro Stroller

$100-$190

Distributed Between

Nov 2002 – Dec 2007

Quattro Stroller Travel System

$200-$250

Distributed Between

Oct 2002 – Oct 2007

MetroLite Stroller

$90-$190

Distributed Between

Nov 2000 – Dec 2007

MetroLite Travel System

$190-$250

Distributed Between

Dec 2000 – June 2005

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NOTE: Quattro and MetroLite strollers ending with the number 3 are NOT
affected by this recall.

The strollers were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory,
Fred Meyer, Kmart, 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.

 

The strollers were manufactured in China.

 

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 at
www.gracobaby.com. 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.

 

For additional information, consumers can contact Graco at (800)
345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 

NOTE:: When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to
always secure children by using the safety harness and never leave them
unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download
CPSC’s safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf

 

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 828-4046

CPSC Recall
Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media
Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

 

Graco Recalls Quattro™ and MetroLite™ Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation