Watch 20/20 Tonight to Learn More About the Challenges and Dangers of Recalled Products

graco stroller recall

It is really scary that a major stroller brand such as Graco has to recall 5 million strollers due to finger amputations or lacerations. The scarier part is that the incidents reports were babies, not adults. Hopefully parents will exercise caution if they have any of these recalled strollers and definitely contact Graco for the repair kit.

The bigger problem apparently is that the majority of recalled products remain on the market without consumers doing anything about it. It may be due to lack of effort on the consumer or lack of effort on the manufacturers part. According the the law, manufacturers are not required to make any sort of minimal effort to inform the public about their recalls (it should be advertised on TV and all over social media). This means that even if a recall reaches the public via mass media, the consumers may not do anything more other than skim an article or even skip it. 

The even more challenging part about recalls is that many consumers sell their used items without fixing the problem with their recalled product. This may again be due to laziness on the consumers part or just lack of awareness. This means thousands of people buy recalled items completely unaware of the problem. Technically it is illegal to sell a recalled item that has not been fixed but who is keeping track and who really knew? Craigslist and eBay have taken some measures to prevent recalled items to be sold on their sites, but it is not 100% fool proof so many items slip through the cracks and get passed on even though they should not be.

For more follow up on the challenge of recalled products watch, 20/20 tonight on ABC7 News. It promises to be an interesting report.

Graco stroller recall contact info:

Graco Children’s Products: (800) 345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at, Graco’s 2014 Stroller Recall page (scroll to the bottom to start the online process).