The U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), in cooperation with Health Canada and recall manufacturer, Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, Illinois, announced recently a voluntary product recall of the following consumer product:
"Contours Options three and four-wheeled strollers"
There currently exists approximately 36,000 such units in the United States, alone, and an additional 270 units in Canada.
The product defect associated with these Kolcraft Strollers involves a child (or consumer's) finger which can become entrapped in the opening of the units formed when locking and unlocking its hinging mechanism. The hinge mechanism on these recalled Kolcraft Strollers is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This product defect presents an amputation and/or laceration hazard and risk to children (as well as the adults handling and adjusting the Kolcraft Stroller).
Kolcraft and CPSC, to date, have received five (5) such reports of injuries involving this hinge mechanism, including reports of three (3) children whose fingertips were traumatically amputated and two (2) adults whose fingers were either severely injured and/or lacerated.
Again, this product recall involves Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. The Kolcraft Strollers included in this recall have various model numbers, starting with the following:
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 pad. These strollers were manufactured from 2006 through 2009 and come in a variety of colors. The strollers were manufactured in China.
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