As a parent you have enough to worry about regarding your child’s safety. You should not have to worry about the toys they play with, the clothes they wear, or the stroller you take to the park everyday. These items should be tested by the companies that make them, but what if they aren’t? What if that product you use everyday is putting your child at risk for serious injury?
At least twelve parents across the U.S. know what can happen when a product goes bad; that is, after their children had their fingers amputated by a Maclaren stroller.
Maclaren, a long trusted children’s brand, issued a recall for over a million strollers after 15 reports of injury to a child. According to the http://carolina.hsinjurylaw.com/blog/blair-expands-robe-recall-after-nine-deaths-were-reported.cfmrecall, children can get their fingers trapped in the mechanism that hinges the stroller closed, potentially causing those fingers to be amputated among other serious injuries. The effected models include; Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking any parent who owns a Maclaren stroller to discontinue use immediately until the stroller can be fixed.
Maclaren is offering a hinge cover for any model affected by the recall. The hinge cover can be installed fairly easily and is available both at their website and through their toll free number; (877) 688-2326.
If your child has already been injured by their stroller a personal injury attorney may be able to assist you in seeking damages for your child. Injuries such as amputation require extensive surgery, which can be difficult on a child and often very expensive. If your child has not yet been injured by the stroller, but you do own one from the brand, we urge you to discontinue use immediately and order a replacement part as soon as possible.
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