Added by Monique Robinson on October 21, 2010
Overseen by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children’s Products Inc, part of Newell Rubbermaid, is recalling two million baby strollers sold back in 2008, after four babies died of strangulation.
The defective Graco strollers, Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite, were sold at Babies R Us, Sears, Target and Wal-Mart between 2000 and 2007. Many see this, and the recent recall of 10 million toys made by Fisher-Price, as a growing worry over child products made in unsafe conditions. Most of the worries regard products for children manufactured in China.
The CPSC also stated that it has received reports of other infants being trapped, bruised or cut by the strollers. Newell could not be reached to comment on the recent recall of its products.
“This recall involves strollers sold as long as 10 years ago, demonstrating the ongoing need for families to remain vigilant about hazardous products lurking in their homes” said Dan Verakis, CEO of SafteyBook.org, a recall monitoring service.
Graco Inc. was also forced to recall 1.5 million other strollers after reports came in of children with fingertips being amputated. The situation does not look good for the company since it’s the second time its products harm children.