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The first week of November, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn., recalled 1,000,000 Maclaren Strollers. The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. There has been 12 finger amputations as a result of the problem.

This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

The strollers were sold at Babies“R”Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360. The products were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using he recalled strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit Consumers can contact Maclaren USA at (877) 688-2326 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.maclaren.us/recall.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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