Graco Stroller Recall Oct 20 2010: 2 Million Graco Strollers
Graco Has Issued a Voluntary Recall For Quattro and MetroLite Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation
Four infant deaths between 2003 and 2005 have prompted Graco and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a voluntary recall of Quattro and MetroLite strollers, and consumers are asked to stop using the product immediately.
The recall involves about two million strollers after the four deaths and five other reports of infants being entrapped in the stroller, sustaining cuts and bruises and one infant having difficulty breathing. The infant can slip through the opening between the stroller tray and the seat bottom, but then their head can become trapped by the tray.
The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour™ and MetroLite™ strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of the opening between the stroller’s tray and the seat bottom. This voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.
The recall involves Graco Quattro Tour strollers and travel systems that were manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007.
You can find the model numbers on a label at the lower portion of the rear frame, either above the rear wheels or underneath the stroller.
The strollers ending with the number '3' are not affected by this recall.
The affected products were manufactured in China and were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart, and some other stores between November 2000 and December 2007.
If you have one of the recalled products then stop using it immediately and contact Graco for a free repair kit; you do not have to return the stroller to the store.
You can also contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday to Friday.