First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury

November 17, 2009 03:00 ET

Has Your Child Suffered an Accident With a Maclaren Pushchair?

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2009) - Following recent press reports that around one million folding pushchairs manufactured by the British company Maclaren are being recalled in the USA, because of 12 reports of children losing fingers after getting their hands caught in the hinge mechanism, Accident Claims Solicitors First Personal Injury has set up an accident claims hotline to answer any questions for UK Consumers if they have suffered as a result of an injury caused by a Maclaren Push Chair.

Already two UK mothers have come forward and appeared in the press to say their children were injured by Maclaren pushchairs with both children losing the tips of their fingers. First Personal Injury Solicitor Michael Jefferies believes there could be more UK children out there who have suffered injuries as a result of these pushchairs.

To date talks with Maclaren and British trading standards authorities have not resulted in a recall in the UK due to them conforming to European safety standards (EN1888) and the company has not confirmed if the hinges on the UK pushchairs are any different to the US ones.

The affected models include the Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. The recall in the US covers pushchairs manufactured in the last ten years.

Managing Partner of First Personal Injury Michael Jefferies comments: "Our advice to the general public is that they need to be aware of the dangers and if you or your child has suffered an injury because of one of these pushchairs get in touch with an accident claims solicitors like First Personal Injury as you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the manufacturer or the person who sold it to you. First Personal Injury can be contacted on FREEPHONE 0800 014 1629 or by filling in an online form at www.firstpersonalinjury.co.uk

About First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury is a trading name of Jefferies LLP one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms. Jefferies LLP has over 16 years experience in personal injury accident claims. They have won justice and personal injury compensation for tens of thousands of people all over the country from its base in Altrincham, South Manchester. The firm deals with all levels of personal injury claims - from minor to catastrophic.

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