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    Carseat Crazy Thanksgiving_Twins_Mom's Avatar
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    anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    This link was posted in my local parents of multiples board - just a rumor or has anyone heard it from a verifiable source?
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    I heard it from the local baby boutique where I used to live so I assume it's true.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    I'm not Snopes.. but it's FACT.

    I have a set of hinge covers already

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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    It was on the Today show today
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreLatte View Post
    It was on the Today show today
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Yikes. Now I'm glad I couldn't afford the Maclaren!

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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    BRU had green dots pasted on all the Mac boxes a couple weeks ago, I've never seen anything like that, but it makes sense. Well, it doesn't make sense, some of the Macs on our shelves are way older than 2009, and generally there's a 'stop sale' and everything gets pulled to the stockroom or returned to the mfr, so who knows why it's being handled this way (green dots prior to action).
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Huh, my first recall.
    So, how exactly were kids amputating finger tips?
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    BRU had green dots pasted on all the Mac boxes a couple weeks ago, I've never seen anything like that, but it makes sense. Well, it doesn't make sense, some of the Macs on our shelves are way older than 2009, and generally there's a 'stop sale' and everything gets pulled to the stockroom or returned to the mfr, so who knows why it's being handled this way (green dots prior to action).
    Maybe the green dots indicate that the hinge covers have been included? (Maybe not. No idea.)

    We have two Macs, although we barely use strollers at all. If I need to use one before we get the hinge covers, I'll just be very careful when folding/unfolding. (I'm ASSuming that's what the issue is--someone let me know if it's something different.)

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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Says "on" the hinges not in. Makes me think it is after they are set up (because if kids are pinching their fingers during the folding/unfolding part then the instructions were not read )
    http://losangelespublicrelations.com...r-recall/01421

    ETA: and another article says it is during the folding/unfolding http://www.playthings.com/article/CA6706049.html
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    Maclaren recall

    From another site:

    Maclaren recall!

    Breaking news: Maclaren plans to recall 1 million strollers---all its production between 1999 and 2009---after receiving 12 reports of hinges on the stroller that amputated children's fingertips. The company will send out a cover for the hinges to all owners.

    BABY BARGAINS has learned the CPSC and Maclaren will issue a press release in the recall this Tuesday; Maclaren began notifying its dealers of the recall in the past couple of days. We have seen the letter that went out to retailers last week and can confirm the details.

    Here is the take-home message until the recall is official:

    • Stop using all Maclaren strollers---yes, every model made since 1999.

    • When the recall goes public on Tuesday, order a hinge cover from Maclaren's web site or phone line. (Note: the web site is not live yet as of this writing).

    • Wait until you install the hinge cover before using the stroller again.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Am I the only one who thinks this recall is stupid?!

    On page two of the owner's manual it says in bold print:
    "IMPORTANT-DANGER: It is important that great care is taken to ensure that children are kept well clear of the stroller when folding or unfolding the product. Finger traps and scissoring actions are unavoidable during these operations."

    So now I have a stroller that I can't resell (thanks to the recall and new law) because parents who apparently have the money to get an nice stroller can't read?!!

    BTW, the maclaren site is down but just a moment ago it confirmed it was while folding/unfolding.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    I inagine you could sever a fingertip on any well-made metal framed stroller. It sounds like a few people had an accident.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=Maclaren

    According to one of the videos it's like 12 kids who have gotten hurt.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    interesting. It's been about 4+ years since we turned our secondhand '01 Twin Traveller over to a social worker for one of her clients, so I can't remember ever feeling that there was a finger-trap hazard in my stroller, and I folded/unfolded that thing more times than I could count.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Here it doesn't say it is only folding & unfolding but maybe I am reading it wrong.

    The hinge mechanism is located on the side of the strollers, and injury has occurred when children are getting into the strollers as well as when they're already seated in the strollers.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    I use one every day. I have pinched my finger more than one time on it. I figured it was just me not paying attention. I love my volo ;-)
    I use it every day for my daycare kiddos.

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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calideedle View Post
    Here it doesn't say it is only folding & unfolding but maybe I am reading it wrong.
    It's on the letter on Maclaren's website if you follow the CSPC link but the site is down (big surprise considering the number of strollers involved). They stated that it occurred during folding/unfolding specifically.
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    Re: anyone know if Maclaren recall is rumor or verified?

    Quote Originally Posted by atsuydam View Post
    So now I have a stroller that I can't resell (thanks to the recall and new law) because parents who apparently have the money to get an nice stroller can't read?!!
    You can resell it once you have the hinge covers.
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