Graco has recalled their pre-2007 Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems (car seat and stroller combinations) because of reports that four children became trapped and died in the strollers between 2003-2005.
You may wonder, as I did: Are they a little slow on the uptake? Last I checked, 2005 was 5 years ago!
According to an interview in the New York Times with Doug McGraw, the president of Graco, at the time of the deaths they decided to focus on educating consumers about strapping in their children instead of recalling the strollers "because of “a strong belief that when used properly with a safety harness, this is a fundamentally safe product.”
It is hard enough to have a kid these days, what with all of the gear that seems to automatically come with them. Add to that they stress of a constant flow of product recalls, and a well-meaning parent could really lose her mind!
Have the safety regulations that were in place when your first child was born completely changed now that you're about to have #2?
For once, a large conglomerate seems to have the consumers' back.