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These Strollers Could Cut Off Kids' Fingers

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Stop using them until you get the repair kit, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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About a million Maclaren strollers are being recalled, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.

The amputation risk occurs when a child's finger is placed in the hinge mechanism of a stroller while it is being unfolded, reports the AP. When the opened stroller locks into place, it can cut off the tip of the child's finger.

The recall includes the following stroller models:

Quest Sport
Quest Mod
Techno XT
Twin Techno
Easy Traveller

Maclaren is offering free hinge covers to prevent future incidents. The covers should not be removed unless the stroller is being cleaned, according to the CPSC.

"Our message to parents, grandparents and all caregivers is to make sure that you stop using these strollers until you get the repair kit, which zips the covers in place," said CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis.

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