Health Canada cautions parents about risk of injury from hinges on strollers

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TORONTO - Health Canada issued a reminder to parents Wednesday that hinge mechanisms on many collapsing and folding strollers can pose a risk of injuries.
It says injuries such as minor cuts, bruises or even fingertip amputations can occur if manufacturer's instructions aren't properly followed for opening and closing the stroller.
Since 2000, Health Canada has received 22 reports of incidents involving both children and adults, but the majority included bruising, small cuts or no injury at all.
However, five of the incidents were serious, involving finger amputations, lacerations or bone fractures.
Health Canada says parents and caregivers should use caution when opening or closing strollers and ensure that children's fingers are at a safe distance.
It advises consumers to check the Health Canada website regularly to learn more about recalled products, and for advisories on kits that are available to fix products that might have safety issues.
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On the Net:
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/child-enfant/equip/carriage-landau-eng.php

Organizations: Health Canada

Geographic location: TORONTO

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  • Lisa
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Closing your finger in one of those hinges HURTS.