Fourth defective product recall this year announced by Graco: North Carolina parents beware of child injury risk

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling a stroller that has been linked to the deaths of four infants.

Our Charlotte injury lawyers fight for the rights of parents who are dealing with a defective product accident in North Carolina. Those who think it is rare for such recalls to involve dangerous child products would be sadly mistaken. Five recalls involving products for children have been announced in the week since the latest Graco stroller recall. So far this year, more than 100 children’s products have been recalled by the federal government.

Graco Children’s Products is recalling the Quattro and MetroLite strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. In addition to the four infants that suffered fatal injuries, five have become entrapped and one infant reportedly had difficulty breathing.
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The recall involves older versions of the stroller — those manufactured prior to January 2008 when voluntary standards were instituted to address the height of the opening between the stroller’s tray and seat bottom. The new larger openings are meant to prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.

Model numbers of the Graco stroller recall are available here.

The strollers were made in China. It is the latest setback for Graco, a Georgia-based manufacturer of children’s products that is no stranger to recalls. It is the second stroller recall involving the company this year. Graco has also recalled cribs and high-chairs in 2010.

If your family is dealing with a defective product accident or an injury to a child, contact our North Carolina injury lawyers in Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and throughout the Carolinas. Call Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.

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