The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Graco Children’s Products Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of older models of Quattro™ and MetroLite™ strollers have reports of four infants deaths due to strangulation. The CPSC also has five reports of babies being entrapped in stroller resulting in cuts and bruises.
The CPSC says that the risk to babies under 12 months of age is entrapment and strangulation when babies pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom. A babies’ head can become trapped at the neck.
The recall involves strollers manufactured before 2007. According to the media release, in January 2008 the stroller industry set a standard which adjusted the height of the opening between the stroller’s tray and seat bottom.
If you had an incident with a product, the CPSC would like you to report it using their web-form.
The Washington State Products Liability Act, WPLA. RCW 7.72, contains a set of rules which concern a manufacturer’s responsibility for the manufacture and or sale of defective or dangerous products to consumers. If an injury or death occurs, the consumer has protections under the law and may be able to obtain compensation for damages.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a Seattle products liability firm representing victims of dangerous or defective products and their families.
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