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Graco Strollers distributed by Elfe Juvenile Products

Starting date:
January 20, 2010
Posting date:
January 20, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002198

Affected products

Graco Strollers distributed by Elfe Juvenile Products

Product description

This recall involves Graco-brand Passage™, Alano™, and Spree™ strollers, distributed by Elfe Juvenile Products. The following model numbers are included in this recall:

  • 6F02FOR
  • 6303MYC
  • 6330CAP
  • 6330THR
  • 6838MYC
  • 7F00LPE
  • 7F00RSH
  • 7F01FOR
  • 7F08BET
  • 7G00DLS
  • 7G04KRA
  • 7G09GPK
  • 7240DNB
  • 7241PPH
  • 7255CSA
  • 7256SPM
  • 7260BAN
  • 7260CLT

All recalled strollers have dates of manufacture between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and date of manufacture are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall.

Hazard identified

The hinges on the stroller's canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.

In the United States, Graco has received 7 reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller's canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

Neither Health Canada nor Elfe Juvenile Products has received reports of incidents or injuries in Canada associated with the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 28,430 units of the recalled strollers were sold at various retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled strollers were sold from October 2004 to January 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Elfe Juvenile Products
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA
Tel: 1-800-667-8184
Manufacturer
Graco Children's Products Inc.
Atlanta
UNITED STATES
http://www.gracobaby.com
Tel: 1-800-281-3676
Importer
Elfe Juvenile Products
Toronto
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should use caution when opening or closing the stroller and ensure that children are at a safe distance when doing so. Consumers may contact Elfe Juvenile Products to receive a free hinge cover.

For more information, consumers may contact Elfe Juvenile Products Service Center at 1-800-667-8184, or e-mail at service@elfe.ca.