Graco Stroller Recall

There is a recall of approximately 2 million Graco baby strollers sold before 2008. This recall comes after four infants died of strangulation after becoming trapped in the leg opening under the tray. There are also reports with of five infants receiving cuts and bruises and one infant having difficulty breathing. This recall comes on the heels of another stroller recall due to strangulation risk just a few weeks ago.

The Graco recall is of Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers sold primarily at Walmart, Sears, Target, AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, and Navy Exchange, between November 2000 and December 2007.

I would think by 2010 we could have nailed down the design of these strollers to minimize strangulation risk. Every product comes with risks, I get that. But there is – typically at least – a stroller recall for a reason: the manufacturer or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission thinks that the stroller creates risk beyond what a stroller should.