STROLLERS About one million Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009 at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360. The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was originally recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.
IF YOU OWN ONE Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit. Call 877-688-2326, go to Maclaren’s website, or send an e-mail to [email protected] to obtain information about the free repair kit.
TOY HELICOPTERS About 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters (previously recalled in January 2010) sold at toy, hobby, and other stores, including mall kiosks, nationwide and online at from April 2010 through April 2011 for about $36. The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.
IF YOU OWN ONE Call UJ Trading at 800-536-2691 or go to www.UJToys.com for information about a full refund.
INFANT SLIPPER SOCKS About 17,400 Bumble Bee and Lady Bug infant slipper socks sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio from June 2009 through March 2011 for about $4. The balls at the end of the bug’s antennae can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
IF YOU OWN A PAIR Return them to any Meijer store for a full refund. Call 800-927-8699 or go to www.meijer.com for more information.
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