As parents and Arizona product liability attorneys, we are always on the look out for the newest and best products to keep our children safer. When we heard about this latest recall, we wanted to pass on the message as quickly as possible to our readers to prevent other injuries or deaths.
Graco, a large baby product manufacturer, is recalling over 2 million strollers after reports of four infants died in the product between 2003 and 2005 (KPHO 10/20/10). The problem with the strollers is the opening between the tray and the bottom of the seat where unbuckled children may slip, become trapped, and risk strangulation. In addition to the four deaths reported, several reports of injuries have also come in of children getting cuts and bruises, and another report of a child having trouble breathing after getting stuck.
The strollers, both the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite, were manufactured before 2007 and distributed from Atlanta, GA. Voluntary changes made to the products in 2008 have prevented this fault in newer products because the new standard requires a larger opening between the tray and the seat bottom.
We urge all parents to check the models of their strollers to make sure they are not included in the recall. Also be sure to follow recommended usage guidelines by always buckling your child in their stroller and never leaving it unattended to prevent runaway injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a manufacturer’s negligence, we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at (480) 753-4534.