Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling two million strollers made before 2008 after four infants died from strangulation while in affected strollers.
The company issued the voluntary recall Wednesday on their MetroLite and Quattro Tour strollers. The strollers were sold between Nov. 2000 and Dec. 2007 in a number of mass retailers, including Wal-Mart, Babies R Us, Target, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, AAFES and Navy Exchange.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Graco issued the recall on their strollers after four small infants died after became trapped in the stroller's leg opening space, just above the tray. Five other infants received bruising and other injuries and at least one child had difficulty breathing.
Infants under 12 months of age who are not properly strapped into the Graco strollers are most in danger, according to Graco and the CPSC. Their heads can easily wedge in the leg opening, causing the strangulation risk.
A large number of Graco strollers are affected by this recall. Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website for a full list of Graco MetroLite and Quattro Tour strollers product numbers affected by the recall.
Graco advises owners of affected strollers to contact them immediately for a repair kit. You can also contact the store where you purchased the strolled for more repair or return information.
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