Maclaren

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

Recall of strollers[edit]

In November 2009, Maclaren voluntarily recalled its entire line of buggies sold in the U.S. and produced from 1999-2009, citing 12 reported fingertip amputations in its hinges. The company will provide free hinge covers for all consumers and advises against using the buggies until the hinge covers are installed.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Peter Lattman and Andrew. "For Stroller Maker, Bankruptcy Is Latest Setback". DealBook. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ Maclaren US stroller recall notice Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 2010-11-16.
  3. ^ CPSC-Maclaren joint press release Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 2010-11-16.