By NY Daily News
Major stroller maker Maclaren is set to recall 1 million strollers on Tuesday based on concerns kids can get their fingertips cut off in a carriage hinge, a source confirmed to the Daily News.
All Maclaren strollers sold since 1999 are included in the recall, according to a source briefed on the recall.
The step comes after 12 kids allegedly had their fingertips amputated by Maclaren strollers.
Maclaren – maker of the pricey British strollers ubiquitous at playgrounds and on sidewalks across the city – is planning to send owners protective covers for the dangerous hinges.
“Parents should stop using these strollers right away,” the source said.
A spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will announce the recall with Maclaren, declined to discuss the deal.
A Maclaren official could not be reached for comment.
“That’s terrible. They waited until how many people got hurt until they did something?” fumed Betsy Brody, 43, of Murray Hill, who shelled out more than $170 for a Maclaren Triumph for her 11-month-old son, Brody Gordon.
“It’s very upsetting,” she said as she strolled through Washington Square Park.
Mom Natalie Nassi agreed. “If this has been going on for 10 years, I’m surprised they didn’t catch it earlier,” said the mother of two young daughters, 4 and 2, who bought her first Maclaren four years ago. “They should have been recalled earlier.”
Some city parents were more blasé.
“I’m not scared,” said Oliver Lyons, 34, a Bushwick, Brooklyn, artist with a 2-year-old son. Lyons said he’s never had a problem with his Maclaren.