Monday, October 25, 2010
Baby Stroller Recall!
Attention parents of infants and toddlers! In case you hadn't heard about this yet, Graco has issued a recall on its Quattro and MetroLite Strollers due to potential risk of entrapment and/or strangulation, especially for infants less than a year old and not harnessed. Very sadly, there were four reports of strangulation and several of entrapment, but it was enough for the company to voluntarily recall roughly 2 million strollers to prevent any further potential risk.
This is why it is important to register the products we buy for our homes, especially those for our children. If your stroller was registered with current address information, you should have received notice of this recall already. I'll admit to often forgetting to register items I have purchased, but this should serve as a reminder for all of us.
On the flip side, I LOVED my baby joggers and highly recommend that new parents invest in a nice stroller that will allow THEM to get some exercise and fresh air and sunshine while their baby enjoys new sights and sounds (or more likely, takes a nap!) This post is in no way to discourage strollers, and I applaud Graco for its voluntarily recall.
BOTTOM LINE: If you have a GRACA Quattro or MetroLIte Stroller, check with your retailer asap, as it has likely been recalled.