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October 9, 1990

Graco Offers Free Recline Bracket Cover Kit For Graco Strollers

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Graco Children's Products, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the New York State Attorney General's Office, reports that certain models of Graco strollers sold before June of 1989 have been associated with six incidents of children's fingertip laceration or amputation and one incident of a fractured thumb. The reports indicate that the exposed recline brackets of these strollers may present this type of hazard to children who place their fingers in the mechanism when the seat is raised by the parent or others.

Graco strollers designated by the model names Travel-Mate, Stroll-A-Bed, Elite, Brougham, Regency, Regency Ltd. Premier, and Premier Ltd. may be involved if they were manufactured before June 1989. It is believed that approximately one million of these strollers are in use by consumers. Only those strollers with uncovered recline brackets are subject to this retrofit program.

Because of the company's desire to protect children from any possibility of injury, a free recline bracket cover kit is being offered to all consumers who have Graco strollers with exposed recline brackets.

Although other stroller brands may have exposed recline brackets, this kit is designed to fit only Graco strollers. All owners of Graco brand strollers are advised to immediately check to see if the recline mechanism on both sides of their stroller is covered. If the mechanism as shown in the graphic below is not covered, consumers should immediately call 1-800-344-8000 for a free retrofit kit. Until the kit arrives and is installed, consumers should use extra care and be sure their children's hands are clear of all mechanisms when adjusting the seat position of their strollers.

Further information may be obtained by writing Graco Children's Products, Inc., P.O. Box 303, Elverson, PA 19520..

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