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    Graco Duo Tandem, MetroLite Strollers Recalled

    Faulty Latch Can Cause Strollers to Collapse
    WebMD Health News

    July 8, 2005 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Graco Children's Products have announced a voluntary recall of certain Graco strollers.

    The products are the Graco Duo Tandem Stroller and the Graco MetroLite Stroller, states a CPSC news release.

    Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately until a repair has been made, says the CPSC.

    The strollers were made between 1994 and 2002. There are about a million Duo Tandem strollers and about 143,000 MetroLite strollers, according to the CPSC.

    The Problem

    "These strollers can fail to latch properly and unexpectedly collapse while in use," says the CPSC.

    "This can result in broken bones, cuts, bumps, bruises, and other injuries to young children riding in the stroller and consumers pushing the stroller."

    For the Duo Tandem strollers, Graco has received reports of 306 collapses causing 230 reported injuries, including a broken arm and a cut to a child requiring 46 stitches.

    For the MetroLite strollers, Graco has received reports of 223 stroller collapses causing 34 reported injuries including 18 bumps and bruises to the head or body.

    Other injuries associated with both strollers include cuts, scrapes, scratches, pinched fingers, and muscle pulls.

    Recalled Duo Tandems

    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
    Between 01011994 and 12311999
    7990 Between 01011996 and 10311998

    Recalled MetroLite Strollers

    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.

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