US recalls one million strollers after fingertip amputations

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US authorities Monday announced the recall of some one million baby strollers made by Britain's Maclaren, saying they posed a risk of "fingertip amputation" to young children.

"Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed," the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

The Chinese-manufactured strollers' hinge mechanism "poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller," CPSC said.

The firm has received 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller's hinge mechanism, and 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

The recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. They have word "Maclaren" printed on the stroller and included models Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

The products sold from 1999 through November 2009 for between 100 and 360 dollars.

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