Thursday, January 21, 2010

This Little Piggy Fell into the Gutter and Was Never Seen Again

Fortunately, this little fella's got a couple to spare.

In my best Jerry Seinfeld voice, I ask you this: What is going on with stroller manufacturers these days?
About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children's fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.

The Exton, Pa., company received seven reports of children placing their fingers in a stroller's canopy hinge as the canopy was being opened or closed. Five children had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips.

The strollers were made in China by Graco and from October 2004 to December 2009.

In announcing the recall Wednesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said the strollers pose an amputation and laceration hazard to children when opening or closing the canopy. The government advised consumers to stop using the strollers and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.

This is the second major recall in recent months of strollers that led to fingertip amputations and injuries. Last November, about a million Maclaren strollers were recalled after there were 12 reports of children's fingertips being amputated by a hinge mechanism.

The safety commission is now examining all strollers with the designs that have caused the fingertip amputations, said spokesman Scott Wolfson.
What the F?

So...the fingers of children across the country have presumably been getting amputated since 2004 and the Consumer Product Safety Commission is only now looking into it? Is anybody else thinking about Fight Club right now?

Q: How many severed baby fingers does it take before people give a shit?
A: Seventeen. Duh! Ask me something hard next time...


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