Amputation And Laceration Hazards
Check your stroller's make and model -- there has been a voluntary recall of Kolcraft Contours Options strollers. Read on to see if yours is involved.
Product Description: This recall involves approximately 36,000 Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers that were sold in the United States and Canada. Around 270 of these were sold in Canada -- the rest were sold in the US. They were manufactured January 2006 through November 2009 in China and were sold in various color schemes.
The recalled models are:
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.
Where/when it was sold: These recalled strollers were sold at juvenile product specialty stores as well as online through Amazon.com, Target.com and ToysRUs.com from January 2006 and June 2012 for between $150 and $160.
Reason for recall: The child (or parent’s) finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism when adjusting the handlebars and can result in amputation or laceration. Kolcraft and the CPSC have received five reports of injuries, three of which involved amputation of the tip of a child’s finger and two where an adult’s finger has been smashed or cut.
What you need to do: Stop using the recalled stroller immediately and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.
Company information: You can 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 their website at www.kolcraft.com.
Image credit: USCPSC