Deaths of 4 Infants Lead to Graco Stroller Recall

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

MSNBC reports that the deaths of 4 infants have led Graco Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta, to recall nearly 2 million strollers.

The 4 deaths occurred between 2003 and 2005 and were the result of strangulation after the infants became entrapped inside the strollers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicates that when an infant isn't properly strapped into the recalled Graco stroller, they can slide through an opening between the tray and bottom of the seat.
There, the infant can become stuck and suffer strangulation.

In addition to the 4 deaths, there were also 5 reports of infants injured as a result of the recalled Graco strollers.
After becoming entrapped, some of the infants received cuts and bruises. One infant experienced breathing difficulties.

This stroller recall affects the MetroLite and Graco Quattro Tour strollers, all made and sold between 2000 and 2007. You can visit the Graco website for a complete list of all recalled strollers. Anyone who owns a recalled stroller can receive a free repair kit from Graco.

Injuries from a defective product can lead to a product liability claim. If you have suffered serious injuries after using a defective product, a West Virginia product liability lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether negligence led to your injuries and who may be held liable.

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