Sears Canada Advised of a Potential Safety Hazard Relating to certain "Graco"
Strollers and Travel Systems

TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. has been advised by Elfe Juvenile Products of a potential safety hazard relating to certain "Graco" Strollers and Travel Systems. It has been discovered that while opening or closing the canopy, the hinges on the stroller's canopy can pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard for infants and toddlers.

Some of the affected strollers were sold at Sears Canada retail stores, online at www.sears.ca and through the Sears Canada catalogue between October 2004 and December 2008. The Sears regular selling price was $99.99 - $319.99. The affected model numbers and corresponding Sears item numbers are as follows:

    
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    Stroller                                     Model number  Sears Item No.
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    Spree Stroller Mystic                        6303MYC       66827
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    Passage Stroller Cape                        6330CAP       66815
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    Passage Stroller Theresa                     6330THR       66400
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    Alano Stroller Fortune                       6F02FOR       66810
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    Spree Travel System Danbury                  7240DNB       66937
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    SPREE TRAVEL SYSTEM-P IS FOR POOH            7241PPH       66962
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    Passage Travel System Callista               7255CSA       66500
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    Passage Travel System Sage Crossings         7256SPM       66949
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    Passage Travel System Bancroft               7260BAN       66501
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    Passage Travel System Clayton                7260CLT       66950
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    ALANO TRAVEL SYSTEM                          7F00RSH       66522
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    Alano Travel System Lapetite                 7F01LPE       66504
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    Alano Travel System Betsy                    7F08BET       66511
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    PASSAGE TRAVEL SYSTEM - GRANT PARK           7G09GPK       66508
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The manufacture date and model number is located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels. The corresponding Sears item number can be found on your sales receipt.

Neither Health Canada nor Elfe Juvenile Products has received reports of incidents or injuries relating to the use of this product.

In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada urges customers to use caution when opening or closing the stroller and ensure that children are at a safe distance when doing so.

Sears customers should not return their strollers, but should contact Elfe Juvenile Products at (1-800-667-8184) to receive a free protective cover repair kit. Alternatively customers can visit the company's website at www.elfe.net.

Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its retail stores to advise customers of this safety hazard. Sears Canada is bringing this matter to your attention in the interest of consumer safety and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate stores, 195 dealer stores, 38 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.

SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Michelle Lennard, Sears Canada Inc., (416) 435-5711, mlennar@sears.ca


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