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5M Strollers Recalled After Chopping Off Fingertips

11 Graco, Century models have potentially dangerous folding hinges: UCPS

(Newser) - Ten reports of full or partial fingertip amputations and one finger laceration have prompted the voluntary recall of 5 million strollers manufactured by Graco Children's Products, CNN reports. The Graco- and Century-branded models have folding hinges that "can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation... More »

216K Strollers Recalled Over Amputation Risk

200K pacifiers also being recalled over choking hazard

(Newser) - Britax is recalling about 216,000 strollers because of a risk to partially amputate fingertips, break fingers, or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when pressing the release button while pulling on the release strap. Britax of Fort Mill, SC, has received eight reports of incidents including one partial fingertip... More »

Mom Pushing Stroller Killed by California Train

But Susan Dibene manages to push her daughter to safety

(Newser) - A Southern California mom struggling with a stroller over tracks was killed by a train, but first managed to push her 2-year-old daughter to safety. Susan Dibene, 33, was pushing the stroller along a sidewalk near the tracks when she attempted to cross as the guardrail of the Metrolink train... More »

Graco Recalls 2M Strollers After Deaths

It affects models made before 2007

(Newser) - Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports of four infants deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the infants became trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. The deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005. The strollers being recalled are older versions of the Graco... More »

Stroller Hit by Train, Baby Fine

Driver's quick reaction saves Aussie boy

(Newser) - A 15-month-old baby managed to escape with only minor cuts and bruises after his stroller tumbled onto the tracks and into the path of an oncoming train in Melbourne, Australia. The driver, who jammed on his brakes immediately and pulled the baby out from under the train, was praised for... More »

Fingertip Amputations Force Maclaren Stroller Recall

Company offers hinge covers on 1M models

(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... More »

Baby in Stroller Survives Train Collision

Australia video is going viral

(Newser) - Step aside, balloon boy. Today's endangered child in the news involves a baby in a stroller who somehow escapes with only minor injuries after rolling in front of a train. The video from Australia is quickly going viral. It shows the baby's mom losing track for a second as the... More »

Forward-Facing Strollers Have Backward Effect

Heart rates, stress levels rise in infants who can't see parents

(Newser) - Parents who place babies in forward-facing strollers could be harming their child’s development, a study suggests. Infants in carriages who were not turned toward their caregivers were less likely to sleep, laugh, or interact with them, the Telegraph reports. The study also found that babies in away-facing carriages have... More »

Tyke Pulled From Lake Michigan Improving

Stiff gust thrusts stroller off Chicago pier

(Newser) - A toddler pulled from frigid Lake Michigan yesterday after being submerged for some 15 minutes was improving today, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The boy's stroller was blown in as his grandfather was pushing him along a Chicago pier. The grandfather, who leaped in after him as he called for help,... More »

No Booze for You, Baby

Bars are banning Gen-X parents who bring kids, sparking angry debate

(Newser) - A mellow Brooklyn watering hole has recently banned an unlikely irritant: babies. Gen-X parents in New York, Philly, and DC are rolling their strollers into bars, the New York Times reports, and response has been vocal, with thirsty young moms and their childless counterparts waging a spirited Web war over... More »

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