Daily Archives: November 9, 2009

John Gapper

The recalling of up to 1m Maclaren pushchairs – or strollers, as they are called in the US – must rank as one of the most sweeping ever. It affects not just a single model but all of the umbrella-folding strollers sold by the British company in the US since 1999.

Furthermore, the product recall, which comes after 12 reports of small children having their fingers amputated by the folding mechanism, affects the main selling point of the pushchairs since they were invented in 1965 – that they are easily foldable. Read more