Maclaren

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Maclaren
Private company
Founded1967 by Owen Finlay Maclaren
HeadquartersLong Buckby, England
Productsbaby buggies, strollers, carriers
Websitemaclarenbaby.global

Maclaren is a manufacturer of baby buggies, strollers and carriers based in England.

Product range[edit]

Strollers based around Owen Maclaren's original design are sold in over 50 countries under the Maclaren brand. These include the Maclaren Volo, Globetrotter, Triumph, Quest, Techno XT, and Techno XLR.

Financial difficulties[edit]

In September 2000, the company went into receivership with large debts and was subsequently acquired by a family based in Monaco and Switzerland. The factory in Long Buckby closed in October 2000, and production was moved to Shenzhen, China.

On 29 December 2011, the U.S. unit of Maclaren filed for Chapter 7 Liquidation,[1] but the company is considered one of the biggest players in this industry.[citation needed]

Recall of strollers[edit]

In November 2009, Maclaren USA voluntarily recalled its entire line of stroller sold in the U.S. and produced from 1999-2009, comprising about one million units, citing 12 reported fingertip amputations in its hinges.[2] The company providing free hinge covers for all consumers and advised against using the buggies until the hinge covers are installed.[3][4] In May 2011, after additional injuries, Maclaren reannounced the recall.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Peter Lattman and Andrew. "For Stroller Maker, Bankruptcy Is Latest Setback". DealBook. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ "Maclaren USA Recalls to Repair Strollers Following Fingertip Amputations". U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  3. ^ Maclaren US stroller recall notice Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-11-16.
  4. ^ CPSC-Maclaren joint press release Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-11-16.
  5. ^ "OnSafety – Additional Injuries Prompt Maclaren USA to Reannounce the November 2009 Stroller Recall". CPSC.Gov OnSafety Blog. Retrieved 2019-05-24.