Task force established to assess pushchair safety

An investigation has been launched into the safety of Maclaren pushchairs following reports of children being injured by their hinge mechanisms, which may prompt a number of injury compensation claims.

The Consumer Focus Body has formed a taskforce to assess the severity of the problem, with officials concerned that other makes of pushchairs could be putting children at risk of the same danger.

"Our initial investigations have made it clear that the safety of the side hinge mechanism is an issue that is wider than just one make of pushchair," said head of the team Gemma Bowden.

"We want to hear from anyone who has got a finger caught in one of these hinges, or worse."

Maclaren has so far not issued a recall in the UK, saying that the pushchairs conform to European safety standards, although it has agreed to offer the safety kit it provided for customers in the US.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19629483-ADNFCR

Task force established to assess pushchair safety

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