Faulty pushchairs recalled over child injury risk
A million Maclaren single and double umbrella pushchairs have been recalled in the United States after a number of child injuries.
Maclaren pushchairs have been recalled across the USA, after fifteen separate incidents of child injuries caused by faults in the pushchairs were reported to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Twelve of the accidents have been deemed as causing serious child injuries.
All the injuries have been caused when children have placed their fingers in the hinge mechanism while the pushchairs were being unfolded. Maclaren have advised anyone who has one of the models involved not to use them until they have been fitted with the repair kit that they are providing free to consumers.
The repair kit is simple to fit and includes covers for the hinges on both sides of the pushchair which help prevent fingers from getting trapped in the mechanism.
Maclaren have stressed that pushchairs sold in the UK are not affected and reiterate that safety remains its top priority.
If your child has been injured because of a faulty, dangerous or badly designed product you may be able to make a child accident claim.
Macks Solicitors have a great deal of experience in product liability claims and will be happy to give you expert advice on making a child accident claim. Even if you are unsure as to whether a child injury claim can be made, Macks will be happy to give you the benefit of expert opinion without obligation.