UK kids injured by Maclaren buggies to receive payout

6 May 2010

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Buggy manufacturer Maclaren has agreed to compensate children who have been injured while travelling around in their wheeled contraptions.

More than 40 families came forward and complained that their children had been hurt by the collapsible buggies, with some of them losing fingertips in the hinges. Although Maclaren are stumping up some cash, they are refusing to admit liability in any of the cases.

Last November, the company recalled a million buggies in the United States of A following reports of infant finger-knack – protective hinge covers were then issued to UK Maclaren users.

The amount awarded is believed to be between £2,500 and £10,000 per child depending on the severity of the injuries.

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8 comments

  • Codify
    Very interesting (not really).
  • Grunty
    Didn't this only occur when a parent tried to collapse/put up the buggy with a child still in it??
  • alexandrov
    Disappointing I was hoping there were be some cases on it focused on the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part 1 but alas this legislation it seems will forever be fairly redundant
  • Brian
    Hi, my name is Brian. I am watching the "Erection Pole" to keep myself busy. If UKIP win (& Nigel Farage recovers) , they will tell these assholes to f*ck-off and learn how to use the damn thing.
  • greg
    "compensate children". i have a feeling this money will no go in any sort of trust fund, and northern jobless parents will be able to justify their sky digital subscription and buy some cider.
  • PFC H.
    "# Posted by greg | May 7th, 2010 at 2:53 am “compensate children”. i have a feeling this money will no go in any sort of trust fund, and northern jobless parents will be able to justify their sky digital subscription and buy some cider." Isn't regional stereotyping and generalisation fun(!)
  • Southern q.
    Course it's fun, I mean what would the country do with soft-southern, shandy drinking fairies who have to run crying to mammy when a northerner even looks at them.
  • Southern q.
    s/with/without

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