My sister just sent me this news about a recall on ALL Maclaren strollers (yes, every model) since 1999. This topic might not be about going green, but since it is such a huge recall I figure it is sure to be of interest of Mom Go Green readers.
This email was sent via the Baby Bargains Book Blog. Their original post has the actual press release from Maclaren. Unfortunately the Maclaren website is really slow since this news was announced. Tomorrow there will be an official recall announced with Maclaren and the CPSC.
via Baby Bargains Book Blog:
Breaking news: Maclaren plans to recall 1 million strollers—all its production between 1999 and 2009---after receiving 12 reports of hinges on the stroller that amputated children's fingertips. The company will send out a cover for the hinges to all owners.
The CPSC and Maclaren will issue a press release in the recall this Tuesday; Maclaren began notifying its dealers of the recall in the past couple of days.
Here is the take-home message until the recall is official:
• Stop using all Maclaren strollers right now---yes, every model made since 1999.
• When the recall goes public on Tuesday, order a hinge cover from Maclaren's web site or phone line.
• Wait until you install the hinge cover before using the stroller again.
The Baby Bargains Book Blog will be blogging updates on this recall as they develop this week. Click here to read updates.