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Graco gets record fine..

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essbee Wed 23-Mar-05 13:34:04

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essbee Wed 23-Mar-05 13:35:51

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NomDePlume Wed 23-Mar-05 13:36:48

Blimey .

Thank goodness I don't own one single Graco item, is all I can say.

essbee Wed 23-Mar-05 13:42:13

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mummytosteven Wed 23-Mar-05 13:42:15

my pushchairs a graco - eeek! but the only stroller that seems to be affected is a "century", and they stopped production of that in 2001.

well that's going to be the one and only graco purchase I ever make.

mummytosteven Wed 23-Mar-05 13:42:53

you'ld have thought after the first injured baby they might have started worrying, not after 250

NomDePlume Wed 23-Mar-05 13:43:59

The death toll is shocking too

kama Wed 23-Mar-05 13:44:36

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NomDePlume Wed 23-Mar-05 13:49:22

Although, didn't Graco make a large proportion of Mothercare's own brand stuff too - strollers, car seats etc ?

mummytosteven Wed 23-Mar-05 13:49:27

details of the recalled strollers:-

Model Name Years Made
Take 2 2000
Travel Solutions 1999-2000
Pioneer 1998-2000
Travelite 1997-1998
Pro Sport 1996-1999

lockets Wed 23-Mar-05 13:50:21

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NomDePlume Wed 23-Mar-05 13:51:44

lockets

FWIW, the parents I know with Graco buggies have all had countless painful trapping/pinching injuries from unfolding/folding their Graco's

mummytosteven Wed 23-Mar-05 13:52:57

my graco has been fine to fold unfold (bl**dy difficult and stiff but no injuries to report), but several times have got fingers pinced doing the harness up

lockets Wed 23-Mar-05 13:53:44

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katzguk Wed 23-Mar-05 13:58:41

does this effect UK products as well? on the link essbee did it just says graco products made in the states.

I've just bought a second hand graco travel system, just wondering if its effected

NomDePlume Wed 23-Mar-05 14:00:04

Absolutely, lockets.

Evesmama Wed 23-Mar-05 14:00:09

ive just Emailed them as i have first class car seat and want to know if thats safe as cant find it on list???

lockets Wed 23-Mar-05 14:02:07

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Evesmama Wed 23-Mar-05 14:05:10

bloody shocking!!

essbee Wed 23-Mar-05 14:16:12

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essbee Wed 23-Mar-05 14:18:27

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lockets Wed 23-Mar-05 14:19:43

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pixiefish Wed 23-Mar-05 14:20:03

OMG. I'd decided on a Graco pram but quietly yearned for M&P. Thank God my hormones took over and I thought sod the money and got M&P

BadgerBadger Wed 23-Mar-05 15:20:26

This is disgusting! I can't believe they were only fined! Sound as though the management should be locked up for manslaughter at the very least by now. Why should a company get away with killing?

Very shocked to read that they class the safety notice regarding the swings as a potential problem ! They then go one to say that six LO's have already died and an additional 209 incidents have occured. (That they know of.)

Potential problem, my arse.

nikcola Wed 23-Mar-05 15:27:17

shit ive just bought dd a stage 3 graco car seat are they affected ?

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