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Over 1 million Baby Strollers recalled nationwide by Graco Children's Products

Graco Children's Products of Exton, PA announced the recall of approximately 1,143,000 Duo Tandem and certain MetroLite™ strollers, all sold between 1994 and 2002. This was announced on July 7th, 2005. Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled models immediately ad to contact Graco for a repair kit.

These strollers have allegedly collapsed while in use. This can result in broken bones, lacerations, bruises and other injuries to the children seated in the strollers. Graco has received 306 reports of the Duo Tandem strollers collapsing, resulting in 230 reported injuries, including a broken arm and a cut to one child requiring 49 stitches. Graco has received reports of 223 collapses of the MetroLite model, causing 34 reported injuries including 18 bumps and bruises to the head or body. Other injuries including lacerations, scrapes, scratches, pinched fingers and muscle pulls.

The recalled Duo Tandem strollers, manufactured between 1994 and 1999, have two seats, one seat in front and one seat in back. The strollers have a blue, white or green plastic and steel frame. They have four wheels in the front and two wheels in the rear. The cloth seats and tops have various colors and patterns. There is a label with the model and serial number on the stroller's frame. Only strollers with serial numbers and model numbers listed below are included in this recall.

Graco Duo Tandem Model Numbers Serial Number Range 7950 7955 7960 7965 7970 7980 Between 01011994 and 12311999 7990 Between 01011996 and 10311998

The recalled MetroLite strollers, manufactured in 2000 and 2001, have a blue, gray or black plastic and steel frame. The cloth seat and top have various colors and patterns. The strollers have four wheels in the front and two wheels in the rear. These strollers were sold as a stand-alone stroller and also as part of a travel system that included an infant car seat/carrier and a base. The car seat/carrier is not affected. There is a label on the cross bar under the foot rest containing the model and serial number. Only strollers with serial numbers between 10012000 and 12312001 in the first 8 digits and the following model numbers are included in this recall.

Graco MetroLite Model Numbers 6110DW 6114NGS 6110F3 7410CON 6111FKB 6114HAV 7413CML 7413MRN 6114JAM

Manufactured in China, the Duo Tandem models were sold throughout discount, department, toy, and retail stores throughout the US from January 1994 to December 2000 for between $80 and $150. . The MetroLite model, sold through similar outlets, was sold nationwide from November 2000 through December 2002, selling for between $100 and $200.

Consumers should contact Graco for a repair kit, Graco stating that the kits will be available within two weeks of the date of the recall.

Register your Case

If you own or owned a Graco Duo Tandem or MetroLite model baby strollers and it collapsed causing injury to the child or anyone else, please click the link below to submit your complaint so an attorney can review the facts to determine if there is a basis for a potential lawsuit.

Published on Jul-10-05


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