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Dangerous Strollers Recalled

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Maclaren recently recalled one million strollers after reports that childrens’ fingertips were amputated by becoming stuck in a hinge mechanism. About fifteen reports of finger amputation have been made. The incident occurs when a child’s finger becomes caught while opening the stroller and locking it into place. The recall includes the following stroller models: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. They have been sold at Babies "R" Us, Target and other stores around the country since 1999. Maclaren plans to give customers covers to protect fingers from the hinge. Use caution when using the strollers! Hopefully Maclauren will do a better job with future product design and development.