Approximately 1.5 million Graco brand strollers are being recalled after several children’s fingertips have been amputated by hinges. The strollers, manufactured in China and available at all major retailers, include Graco’s Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers and travel systems.
The children were injured by placing their fingers in the strollers canopy hinge while the canopy was being opened or closed. The reports so far show that five children have had their fingertips severed and another suffered serious cuts to their fingers.
Only a few months ago, MacLaren recalled approximately a million strollers because of a similar danger. Maclaren had received reports of over twelve children suffering fingertip amputations.
As with all product liability cases, plaintiffs who bring suit for the injury caused to their children will need to prove that the design of these strollers was defective. Considering a child’s tendency to reach out for objects in their field of vision, it is reasonably foreseeable that a child might have their fingers near these dangerous hinges. This fact, coupled with knowledge of previous similar accidents, support a finding that the strollers were inherently defective and dangerous.
The law office of Joseph Lamy has experience in handling complex product liability claims. If your child has been injured due to a defective baby product, contact our office for a free consultation.