Two million baby strollers are being recalled after reports that four infants died from strangulation while in the stroller. Graco issued the recall along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday.
The four deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005 when they became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. CPSC reported that babies could slide through the opening between the stroller tray and the bottom of the seat if they are not strapped in properly.
The strollers affected include the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta, according to The Associated Press .
As a personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to check the make and model of their strollers and always be sure to properly restrain children in their strollers. Parents can also be proactive by looking out for any safety hazards with their strollers.
The recalled strollers were sold at retailers nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 and are no longer on the market. Newer strollers don’t usually have the problem like Graco’s because a voluntary standard requiring a larger stroller opening between the stroller’s tray and seat bottom in order to prevent entrapment and strangulation was developed in 2008.
If your child has suffered damages from the Graco strollers being recalled, contact a product liability lawyer .