Thursday, October 21, 2010

2010 Graco Stroller Recalls

Back in 2008 I wanted to get a Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller for my baby and my toddler girls. I looked all over Craigslist and local listings to find one that was clean, in good condition and the right price. Unfortunately with medical expenses we never had enough to purchase the then $250 system new and no one had a reduced enough price to justify purchasing the stroller system. So, BonBon would have to use the old Graco stroller that was damaged in the car crash. It wasn't broken in a way that would injure her so we figured it would be OK. CookieCookie would just have to walk.

It seems now that it was a good thing that we were unable to acquire a used stroller. Graco recently announced that any of the Graco Quattro Tour made between November 2006 and July 2007 are subject to a recall because of safety issues.

The problem as noted on Graco's corporate website is as follows:
Potential Problem:
Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray.  Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.
Lesson to anyone who does not strap their children in a stroller - STRAP THEM IN.  They recommend that the strollers stop being used immediately and Graco be contacted for a repair kit.

For more information on the recall and what specific models are involved please visit :

Keep your little ones safe.

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