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06/15/2012

Kolcraft "Contours Options" Strollers are Recalled

Hazards include fingertip amputation and lacerations

HARTFORD, June 15 – About 36,000 Kolcraft strollers are being recalled by the company in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, due to hazards posed by their hinge mechanism, the Department of Consumer Protection said today, Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the strollers and contact the company to receive a free repair kit.

 

Kolcraft’s “Contours Options” three- and four-wheeled strollers with model numbers starting with ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018 are being recalled because the finger of a child or adult 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 adults handling the stroller.

 

There have been 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.

 

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 sold in various colors nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com and ToysRUs.com from January 2006 and June 2012 for between $150 and $160.

 

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the strollers and to contact Kolcraft to receive a free repair kit by calling (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 by visiting www.kolcraft.com.

 

 

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