The recall is in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and has been issued due to risk of entrapment and strangulation. The CPSC and Graco have received four reports of infant deaths due to strangulation that occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. Additionally, the CPSC is aware of five reports of infant entrapment, resulting in cuts and bruises, as well as one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.
In January 2008, voluntary industry standard increased the height of the opening between the stroller’s tray and the seat bottom, specifically to prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.
The recalled Graco Quattro Tour™ strollers and travel
systems were manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite™ strollers and travel
systems manufactured prior to July 2007. The strollers and travel systems were distributed between November 2000 and December 2007. The model numbers are printed on a label at the lower portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels or underneath the stroller. The name “Graco” appears on a label on the stroller tray and the headrest. Models included in the recall are:
Nov 2002 – Dec 2007Quattro Stroller Travel System
Oct 2002 – Oct 2007MetroLite Stroller
Nov 2000 – Dec 2007MetroLite Travel System
Dec 2000 – June 2005
Quattro and MetroLite strollers ending with the number 3 are NOT affected by this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm’s website atwww.gracobaby.com
. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a “travel
system.” When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.
For additional information, consumers can contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.