Silver Cross Buggy Warning Over Finger Trapping Fears

24/03/2011 15:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

Pram and pushchair manufacturer Silver Cross has contacted more than 1400 customers over fears one of its models poses a finger-trapping risk to children.

The company warned owners of the £415 Halo folding pushchair after a baby girl had a nail ripped off. Safiya Whitton-Davies, who is just 11 months old, lost her nail after her fingers became trapped in the folding part of the buggy.

Her mum Kerria, 27, told The Sun: 'It was horrific. She was in agony.'

Silver Cross says the faulty pushchairs were delivered to Mothercare stores and small independent shops between March and June in 2009. The batch numbers affected are 150209, 15040 and 150509.

The company blames 'premature wear' on the fault, and is offering replacements.

The Sun reports that 200 British children had lost or broke fingers in accidents with Maclaren folding buggies. Their parents won payouts of up to £10,000.

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