Infant Deaths Prompt Baby Stroller Recall

Two million baby strollers are being recalled after reports that four infants died from strangulation while in the stroller more than five years ago. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the Graco stroller recall Wednesday.

From 2003 to 2005, four babies died after becoming trapped inside the strollers and were strangled. CPSC reported that babies could slide through the opening between the stroller tray and the bottom of the seat if they are not strapped in properly.

Bothe the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems, all made before 2007 and distributed by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta are being recalled, according to The
Associated Press

As a personal injury lawyer, I urge parents to check the make and model of their strollers and always be sure to properly restrain children in their strollers. Parents can also be proactive by looking out for any safety hazards with their strollers.

The recalled strollers are not currently sold in stores, but were sold nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007. In 2008, a voluntary standard on strollers was issued, requiring a larger stroller opening between the stroller’s tray and seat bottom in order to prevent entrapment and strangulation, to prevent such injuries.

If your child has suffered damages from the Graco strollers being recalled, contact a Seattle product liability lawyer.