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Many Moms Are Still Using Their "Faulty" Maclaren Strollers, Are You?

Are You Ignoring the Maclaren Recall?

Recall? Who cares?! When recalls are announced, some people run back to the store to get their money back, but others keep on keeping on with their less than perfect goods. Such is the case with many a Maclaren pushing mommies. As I strolled about town yesterday, I couldn't help but notice the dominance of the British buggies rolling around in San Francisco — yours truly included. All different models with varying ages of children made their way through small spaces and tight sidewalks. While some mothers might have stopped using their recalled models, some clearly have no problem pushing the popular, if hazardous, strollers. When asked about their continued use, some declared they were more cautious when folding and collapsing it because of the hinge issue. Others said they called for the hinge repair kit while others threw caution to the wind saying there are probably dangers with every pushchair on the market... touché.

Are you taking the recall to heart or just using your stroller with caution?

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Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
I'm ignoring it. I'm not going to stop using my stroller, and I think there's a good chance I would somehow end up breaking it if I tried using the hinge repair kit. Like someone else pointed out, the number of kids who have been injured compared to the number of strollers sold is SO small.
katiekat katiekat 7 years
I requested a kit but am still using my maclaren in the meantime...it seems that my other strollers pose the same risk though (UppaBaby and Phil & Teds.) I have a hard time picturing how exactly fingers could be pinched, unless your child was holding onto the stroller when it was being unfolded...
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Oddly enough there has never been an issue with the Mclaren strollers sold in Canada. I wonder if our hinges are set differently? Anyway, isn't only 12 kids in 10 years? I'm surprised there is a recall at all.
plasticapple plasticapple 7 years
I don't own a stroller, but I think with any recall you just have to weigh the risks. I think in this case, the risk pretty low and something that can be easily avoided.
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