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4 Infants Died in Graco Strollers from 2003-2005, Recall of 2 Million Strollers Finally Issued Today

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October 20, 2010

Graco Children’s Products, Inc. is recalling about two million strollers because four children died between 2003 and 2005, and at least five children injured, in the strollers from entrapment and strangulation.

Consumers should stop using the Graco Quattro and Graco MetroLite Strollers immediately.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Graco have received four reports of infant strangulations that occurred between 2003 and 2005 while using these strollers. 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.

According to Walletpop.com, Graco and the CPSC knew of these deaths but failed to issue a recall until now, more than five years later.

These strollers are a hazard to children because their design can allow an unharnessed child, especially infants younger than 12 months, to slip through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but the child’s head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. These children entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.

The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard that 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.

Graco sold these strollers at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart 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. Consumers by also have purchased these second hand at thrift stores, garage sales or other used merchandise source.

Consumers can determine if their stroller is under recall by finding the model number on a label at the lower portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels or underneath the stroller and comparing it to the chart below.

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

35735
35759
7111ASB
7111BKW
7111CLN
7111CUN
7111DIA
7111HEA
7111HIG
7111LAG
7111KSH
7112CNP
7112MTR
7113CJR
7113CMR
7113COT
7119GGG
7119WSR
7121MAY
7125QST
7126RNS
7127LEG
7132RXY
7134SMB
7138RNS

35760
7411ATR
7411BGN
7411BGN2
7411BLB
7411KBK
7411KBK2
7411LV
7411MCH
7411MCH2
7411MLY
7411MLY2
7419LIM
7419LIM2
7419OWD2
7B00BDA
7B00DRB
7B00KAS
7B01MNS
7B03CST2
7B03LTC2
7B03TFE2

1104
1240
6110DW
6110F3
6110S7
6110TS7
6111FKB
6111VIN
6113SCR
6114HAV
6114JAM
6114LAG
6114NGS
6116NRF
6120SHL
6121CJG
6121CNP
6121GGG
6121MTR
6123EME
6124LRD
6125SMB
6J01DAI
6J01HRL
6J03RIT
6J04JEN
6J05MIN

1070
7000KSB
7308DEL
7308DEL2
7308DEL4
7308TYR
7308TYR2
7406PLT
7408MRT
7409GRG
7410CON
7413CML
7413MRN
C7413CML

Consumers who determine their stroller is on the recall list should contact Graco at (877) 828-4046 or visit the company website for a free repair kit.

In January 2010, Graco recalled 1.5 million Graco Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems due to fingertip amputation and laceration hazards.