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Strollers Recalled by Kolcraft Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards

Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

  • Kolcraft strollers
Name of Product:
Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers
Hazard:

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.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 14, 2012
Units:
About 36,000 in the United States and 270 in Canada
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 atwww.kolcraft.com

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At

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

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago Ill.

Recall number:
12-196
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