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Shock Maclaren pushchair recall over concerns of possible amputation risk

  • 09 Nov 09
  • Written by Charlotte Widmore

Maclaren buggy recallParents in the USA are being urged to stop using certain models of Maclaren baby pushchairs and stollers and have been advised to contact Maclaren customer service department as a massive recall is carried out on the buggies and strollers which are believed to be affected by the serious defect which is thought could seriously injure small children.  The popular make of baby pushchair has been the subject of 15 separate reports of injuries to babies, the buggies with the suspected fault have left some children with injuries so severe that they have resulted in the amputation of fingertips.  To be on the safe side the famous pushchair and stroller manufacturer is carrying out a massive recall of around 1 million buggies.

The story is a global one with even the BBC news website here featuring a story on the multi-million pound recall of the American sold buggies.  It would appear that so many people are now trying to gain more information on the Maclaren pushchair recall that the global site has crashed under the demand.  It is not thought that buggies manufactured in the UK are affected though without being able to access the Maclaren website fully it is difficult to ascertain the current status of the countries affected by the recall.  Maclaren have been popular for many years as a buggy manufacturer, the concept design of which was first developed by Owen Maclaren in 1965.  Since then the company has grown from strength to strength and has a presence in most countries across the globe.

The buggies affected are believed to be the umbrella type that Maclaren are most famous for, and those buggies affected could date back as far as 1999.  The voluntary recall is being carried out as a precautionary measure as Maclaren pride themselves on putting consumer safety first. The strollers affected by the recall are thought to be manufactured in China between 1999 and 2009 and those  models in question are thought to be Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Volo, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

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