Quick before I forget: Stroller Recall

by , under Mom

There’ve been a lot of recalls lately, but this one involves strollers. And some older strollers, too. Graco’s recalling 2 million Quattro and Metrolite strollers for strangulation hazards. Basically, the food tray was up high enough that if a child slid under it, that their head could become stuck.

Four children died. But not recently- we’re talking between 2003 and 2005. The strollers that are being recalled were sold between November 2000 and December 2007. Check your stroller, and find the model number- here’s more information on the recall and affected models. The link also has a phone number you can call to get a repair kit to make your stroller safe. (It should be noted that this isn’t an issue if you keep your child strapped in and monitor them)

It’s very disappointing though that it took 5 years from the most recent death for Graco to issue this recall. My oldest son was born in 2005- and you can bet that if I had known about this and their lack of recall, I probably would have bought a stroller that wasn’t manufactured by them.