Graco Strollers Recalled After 5 Fingertip Amputations

About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.

The recall by Graco Children’s Products Inc. includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The Atlanta company received seven reports of children placing their fingers in a stroller’s canopy hinge as the canopy was being opened or closed. Five children had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips.

Graco recall

The strollers were made in China by Graco and sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers nationwide from

October 2004 to December 2009.

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Also, check this link to the CPSC’s recall. It includes model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms.

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  1. Thanks for sharing – this doesn’t bear thinking about, you would think that they would have better safety standards in place after years of manufacturing baby gear. I am sure they are not the only brand at fault, goes to show how vigilant you need to be for your childs safety.

  2. Thank you for you up to date info. I haven’t heard from anyone else about this recall.

  3. OMG, that is so scary. Poor babies. I have a baby myself and it hurts me thinking about those babies with their fingertips amputated by this crappy product.

  4. Graco is the most popular search on our site but for some reason it sells a lot lesser than some other brands.

  5. I am so glad those did not make it down to New Zealand.
    It sounds terrible.
    Thankyou for the update and the great site.
    Rebecca

  6. We actually had one of those models, and I can totally see the hazard! Thank goodness it wasn’t my baby.