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(Some Guy)   Strollers recalled due to C) amputation   (clickorlando.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, Maclaren, US Consumer Product Safety Commission  
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18282 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Nov 2009 at 3:14 PM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2009-11-09 12:37:04 PM  
you speak as if decapitating a crotchfruit is a bad thing, subby
 
2009-11-09 12:38:11 PM  
FTA: "They were made in China"

Two things bother me about this - one, the journalist added that stunning revelation as if it were relevant to the design and thus, the problem. Stirring up trouble much?

And two - what the hell isn't made in China these days?
 
2009-11-09 12:43:24 PM  
the ram in my computer was made in mexico...


/strangely, by a company i used to work for
//slashies!
 
2009-11-09 12:44:23 PM  
Shoot....back in my day, strollers were made from lead alloys with out-of-round spiked wheels and razor sharp support rods for the frame. The whole thing would collapse in a jagged metal heap with a slight tug on a single pin that dangled just within reach of the baby.
 
2009-11-09 12:48:07 PM  

UberDave: Shoot....back in my day, strollers were made from lead alloys with out-of-round spiked wheels and razor sharp support rods for the frame. The whole thing would collapse in a jagged metal heap with a slight tug on a single pin that dangled just within reach of the baby.


Then it was like my high-chair, but more movey.
 
2009-11-09 01:13:41 PM  
1,000,000 strollers of this type were sold.

15 kids were injured.

Quit trying to raise really stupid kids.....
 
2009-11-09 01:14:17 PM  
animejb.net
 
2009-11-09 01:18:17 PM  
meh, they'll grow back.
 
2009-11-09 01:20:08 PM  
Mclaren stroller?

So it had over 500 bhp and flared wheel arches? And Jeremy Clarkson really really wants one?
 
2009-11-09 03:12:46 PM  
took seven posts :)
 
2009-11-09 03:16:58 PM  
Just going to get run over by a train anyways.
 
2009-11-09 03:17:58 PM  
Which were a) and b)?.
 
2009-11-09 03:18:14 PM  

bodyshots: the ram in my computer was made in mexico...


/strangely, by a company i used to work for
//slashies!


Any more I get a strange giddy sense of joy when I find a product that is made in Mexico....
 
2009-11-09 03:18:50 PM  
Amputation is a surgical procedure.

Dismemberment is when limbs get removed outside of a medical procedure.
 
2009-11-09 03:20:21 PM  

Charlie Freak:
And two - what the hell isn't made in China these days?


Chinese take-out?

/Here all week
//Try the dim-sum
///Tip your hostess
 
2009-11-09 03:20:37 PM  

real shaman: 1,000,000 strollers of this type were sold.

15 kids were injured.

Quit trying to raise really stupid kids.....


Well, to be fair, any amount of limb separation is too much for a stroller.
 
2009-11-09 03:20:41 PM  

hetheeme: Amputation is a surgical procedure.

Dismemberment is when limbs get removed outside of a medical procedure.


So if I keep the recalled stroller because I like the new feature, the headline is accurate?
 
2009-11-09 03:21:08 PM  

UberDave: Shoot....back in my day, strollers were made from lead alloys with out-of-round spiked wheels and razor sharp support rods for the frame. The whole thing would collapse in a jagged metal heap with a slight tug on a single pin that dangled just within reach of the baby.


Mine was painted with Red Dye #3 and had asbestos
 
2009-11-09 03:21:39 PM  
Well, My first question is who is collapsing this with the Child still in them.

Isn't it kinda obvious that any pivot point like this could cause amputation...
 
2009-11-09 03:21:43 PM  

hetheeme: Amputation is a surgical procedure.

Dismemberment is when limbs get removed outside of a medical procedure.


I thought dismemberment was when your Fark account got deleted.
 
2009-11-09 03:24:12 PM  

hetheeme: Amputation is a surgical procedure.

Dismemberment is when limbs get removed outside of a medical procedure.


And Mayhem is...
 
2009-11-09 03:24:15 PM  
What, nobody has seen Slumdog Millionaire? I thought everyone knew that amputees bring in a bigger haul when set to begging.
 
2009-11-09 03:24:21 PM  
Not recalled due to amputation:

www.bobpiper.co.uk
 
2009-11-09 03:25:24 PM  
Resold as abortion 'processors'?
 
2009-11-09 03:25:54 PM  

oldebayer: What, nobody has seen Slumdog Millionaire? I thought everyone knew that amputees bring in a bigger haul when set to begging.


I thought it was the blind. Extra points if they sing.
 
2009-11-09 03:26:02 PM  

hetheeme: Amputation is a surgical procedure.

Dismemberment is when limbs get removed outside of a medical procedure.


www.geekalerts.com

What does this count as?
 
2009-11-09 03:26:10 PM  
D) All of the above
 
2009-11-09 03:26:42 PM  
small price to pay...


i2.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-09 03:27:31 PM  

gorgor: Just going to get run over by a train anyways.


I got excited to see a post from gorgor... only to find no links for me to cut and paste.
/sad face
//almost always worth the gamble
///major emphasis on the word ALMOST
 
2009-11-09 03:27:38 PM  
Something's weird about this story, but I can't put my finger on it.
 
2009-11-09 03:27:54 PM  
The risk of amputation/dismemberment really should have come as no surprise if you paid attention to the assembly instructions. For example, Step 2 clearly states:

Step 2. Rear Wheel Assembly
Turn stroller onto its side. Grasp rear wheel in one hand, slide wheel's axle into hole in rear of frame next to the rotating knives (Figure C1). Check to see that the wheel is properly inserted by firmly pulling on the wheel, the wheel should not come off if fully inserted/locked. Repeat for other side. To release wheel push up on axle release lever and pull off wheel (Figure C2).


At the time I remember thinking that seemed like a bit of a design flaw, but you really couldn't argue with the price, so you had to figure they knew what they were doing.
 
2009-11-09 03:28:08 PM  

Charlie Freak: FTA: "They were made in China"

Two things bother me about this - one, the journalist added that stunning revelation as if it were relevant to the design and thus, the problem. Stirring up trouble much?

And two - what the hell isn't made in China these days?


Maclarens are really nice strollers. Up until the last few years most of the top of the line strollers resisted. Then, only their most basic models were being made there. With the way things have changed economically in the last year I wouldn't be surprised if their whole line was *now* made in China. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of these kinds of recalls from brands that switched over.
 
2009-11-09 03:30:35 PM  
Made in China? Time to invade!
 
2009-11-09 03:30:36 PM  
Folding strollers need to be engineered so that they have no hinges and don't fold up. Plus you shouldn't be able to put small children in them. It's too dangerous. The best design for a stroller would be a padded oval shape that is meant to be bolted to the floor of a maximum security vault. That way, it would be highly unlikely that any children could get near it, and if they did manage to somehow hack past the security system, ninja walk around the lazer defense rays, and use their utility belts to swing across the 1,000ft chasm filled with hungry alligators, they would be less likely to be injured by its stationary padded ovalness. Well, just to be safe, the padded oval bolted down strollers should be guarded by nannies who have passed extensive background checks, and who are also bolted down, padded and oval. Oval. It's the new safe shape.

Brought to you by the Padded Trial Lawyers of America and The Insurance Institute of Ovalness.
 
2009-11-09 03:32:02 PM  
Oh snap(ped off)
 
2009-11-09 03:32:54 PM  
Somewhere out there, there's a parent of a thalidomide baby reading the recall notice and going, "Meh."
 
2009-11-09 03:33:50 PM  

Charlie Freak: FTA: "They were made in China"

Two things bother me about this - one, the journalist added that stunning revelation as if it were relevant to the design and thus, the problem. Stirring up trouble much?

And two - what the hell isn't made in China these days?


We're still scared of commies and pinkos. So quit yappin' and get back to hiding under your desk from the explosion.

/Strollers made in Japan have GPS.
//Maybe.
 
2009-11-09 03:33:54 PM  

tillerman35: Folding strollers need to be engineered so that they have no hinges and don't fold up. Plus you shouldn't be able to put small children in them. It's too dangerous. The best design for a stroller would be a padded oval shape that is meant to be bolted to the floor of a maximum security vault. That way, it would be highly unlikely that any children could get near it, and if they did manage to somehow hack past the security system, ninja walk around the lazer defense rays, and use their utility belts to swing across the 1,000ft chasm filled with hungry alligators, they would be less likely to be injured by its stationary padded ovalness. Well, just to be safe, the padded oval bolted down strollers should be guarded by nannies who have passed extensive background checks, and who are also bolted down, padded and oval. Oval. It's the new safe shape.

Brought to you by the Padded Trial Lawyers of America and The Insurance Institute of Ovalness.


Dude you're on the right track... but OVAL? WTF? Have you seen the pointy bit on the end of an oval? An oval could leave a temporary mark on the skin if pressed for several minutes. Or even a bruise!
 
2009-11-09 03:34:02 PM  

Ponzholio: UberDave: Shoot....back in my day, strollers were made from lead alloys with out-of-round spiked wheels and razor sharp support rods for the frame. The whole thing would collapse in a jagged metal heap with a slight tug on a single pin that dangled just within reach of the baby.

Mine was painted with Red Dye #3 and had asbestos


Mine was this nasty 70's brownish-yellow with faux wood panel accent decals. Suddenly your suffering doesn't seem so bad now, does it Lefty?
 
2009-11-09 03:34:14 PM  
at least its not lupus
 
2009-11-09 03:34:21 PM  

gorgor: Just going to get run over by a train anyways.



"Stand clear of the closing door" never sounded so sinister.
 
2009-11-09 03:34:42 PM  
Aren't most Chinese babies born with extra fingers nowadays anyway?
 
2009-11-09 03:36:23 PM  
You can amuptate a baby's finger and it will grow right back. No worries there.
 
2009-11-09 03:36:25 PM  
ZOMG but we need teh tort reform!!1!
 
2009-11-09 03:36:28 PM  
Hack Patooey

Not recalled due to amputation:

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

/reason for small number of puns in this thread has me stumped
 
Ant
2009-11-09 03:37:18 PM  

UberDave: Shoot....back in my day, strollers were made from lead alloys with out-of-round spiked wheels and razor sharp support rods for the frame. The whole thing would collapse in a jagged metal heap with a slight tug on a single pin that dangled just within reach of the baby.


No, that was just your stroller. Your parents hated you.
 
2009-11-09 03:37:26 PM  

bugmn99: Ponzholio: UberDave: Shoot....back in my day, strollers were made from lead alloys with out-of-round spiked wheels and razor sharp support rods for the frame. The whole thing would collapse in a jagged metal heap with a slight tug on a single pin that dangled just within reach of the baby.

Mine was painted with Red Dye #3 and had asbestos

Mine was this nasty 70's brownish-yellow with faux wood panel accent decals. Suddenly your suffering doesn't seem so bad now, does it Lefty?


We didn't even have a stroller when I was a kid. My mom just dragged me along using a leash and a choke chain.
 
2009-11-09 03:37:39 PM  
And they wonder why it's called a "Scissor Hinge" ?????

Could someone queue up teh clapping Darwin please?
 
2009-11-09 03:38:59 PM  
gilby_jr: gorgor: Just going to get run over by a train anyways.

I got excited to see a post from gorgor... only to find no links for me to cut and paste.
/sad face
//almost always worth the gamble
///major emphasis on the word ALMOST


Bags are safer.
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(copy and paste)

Devin172: "Stand clear of the closing door" never sounded so sinister.

APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/yh52ezr
(copy and paste)
 
2009-11-09 03:39:26 PM  
Headline fail

Come admin, was this really the best you could find.
 
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