NEK Moms, read up on this one, and share with your mom friends! This is a huge recall that affects popular strollers and travel systems.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has announced a major voluntary recall of approximately 2 million Graco Quattro and MetroLite Strollers. According to CPSC, the strollers pose entrapment and strangulation risks. Four infant deaths have been reported, as well as at least five cases of baby entrapment resulting in injuries. Consumers are advised to stop using the strollers immediately. CPSC warns:
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 affects Graco Quattro Tour Strollers and Travel Systems manufactured before November 2006 and MetroLite Strollers and Travel Systems manufacturered before July 2007. It’s important to note that these strollers and travel systems were distributed over a number of years, between 2000 and 2007.