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2 million strollers recalled due to strangulation risk

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- 2 million Graco strollers are being recalled due to risk of entrapment and strangulation.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., announced the recall Wednesday.  The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour™ and MetroLite™ strollers, which were made before 2007.

CPSC and Graco have received four reports of infant strangulations that occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. In addition, CPSC is aware of five reports of infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.

The strollers were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 for between $90 and $190 for the strollers, and between $190 and $250 for travel systems.  The strollers were manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.gracobaby.com. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a "travel system." When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.

Click here for detailed information about the recall.

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