Buggy manufacturer Maclaren has agreed 50 child injury compensation claim payments in the UK for injuries sustained using their buggies. The settlements are made without any admission of liability and Maclaren has defended the safety of its buggies and said that it is a problem that affects all brands.
The cases follow the recall of one million buggies in the USA following finger amputations for 12 children that got their fingers stuck in the hinges.
One million of the Maclaren buggies were recalled in the US last year after it was revealed that 12 children had to have fingers amputated due to them getting stuck in the mechanisms hinges. However, Maclaren did not withdraw the exact same products in Europe. The Maclaren models withdrawn in the USA include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller.
The decision not to withdraw the products in Ireland was condemned by the Irish National Consumer Agency as unacceptable.
If you or your child have suffered a pushchair injury, you should speak to a solicitor about a child injury claim as soon as possible after you receive appropriate medical treatment.