As many of you know, the South Norwalk, Connecticut-based company, Maclaren, announced this week a voluntary recall of a million of their strollers in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to reports of a dozen children's fingertips being amputated or lacerated due to the unfolding and opening of the stroller.
Today, you can go to Maclaren's Web site http://recall.maclarenbaby.com/order.php or call 877-688-2326 to order your free repair kit to cover the stroller's hinge mechanism.
I highly recommend you sign up for the free kit via the Web site as the phone lines are continuously busy. The VIN product identification number on your stroller is requested to be included in the form. It turns out that the number on my stroller is faded and; therefore, have been trying to call to secure my kit, and still getting a busy signal. I signed up via the Web site without the VIN number mentioning the name of my stroller hoping to get the kit anyhow while I continue to call.
Please do not use your Maclaren until you have installed this hinge cover to protect your little one's hands from injury.