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Strollers Recalled by Kolcraft Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

Kolcraft recalls Contours model strollers. Reports of fingertip amputations, smashed fingers.

Recall date: June 14, 2012
Recall number: 12-196

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers


A child or consumer's finger can become caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism which is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This presents an amputation and laceration hazard to children and the adults handling the stroller.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, please contact Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm's website

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Recall Details


About 36,000 in the United States and 270 in Canada


This recall involves Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers starting with ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018. On the ZL002 model, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a sticker above the left wheel. On the ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018 models, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a label sewn into the edge of back of the stroller seat pad. The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various color schemes.


Kolcraft and CPSC have received five reports of injuries involving the hinge mechanism, including reports of three children whose fingertips were amputated and two adults whose fingers were either smashed or lacerated.


Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit.

Sold at

Juvenile product specialty stores nationwide and online at, and from January 2006 and June 2012 for between $150 and $160.


Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago Ill.

Manufactured in