The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 1 million Maclaren strollers. The stroller recall came after an investigation of 12 reports of the strollers’ hinge mechanism amputating the fingertips of children. Strollers affected by the recall have been sold since 1999 by Target, Babies "R" Us and other stores. The recalled Maclaren stroller models include: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller. There is a risk of children having their fingertips amputated if their finger is placed in the Maclaren stroller’s hinge mechanism while the stroller is being unfolded. The finger tip can be cut off when the stroller locks into place. To prevent future incidents, Maclaren is offering free hinge covers, which should not be removed unless the stroller is being cleaned. Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the recalled Maclaren strollers.
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