Fingertip Amputations Force Maclaren Stroller Recall

Company offers hinge covers on 1M models
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 7:30 PM CST
About a million Maclaren strollers sold at Target and Babies "R" Us are being recalled after 12 reports of children having fingertips amputated by a hinge .   (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Newser) – A million models of the popular Maclaren brand of baby strollers were recalled today after the Consumer Product Safety Commission received reports that children’s fingertips were amputated by a hinge as strollers unfolded. Maclaren is offering free covers for the hinges on nine models sold at Target, Babies R Us and elsewhere from 1999 to this month.