Graco Duo Tandem, MetroLite Strollers Recalled
Faulty Latch Can Cause Strollers to Collapse
WebMD News Archive
July 8, 2005 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Graco
Children's Products have announced a voluntary recall of certain Graco
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
"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
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
||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.