The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kolcraft Enterprisesare recalling about 36,000 Kolcraft Countours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers after receiving five reports of fingertip amputations or lacerations.
According to the CPSC report, a child or consumer's finger can become caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This presents an amputation and laceration hazard to children and the adults handling the stroller. Of the five reports, three were of children whose fingertips were amputated and two were of adults whose fingers were either smashed or lacerated.
The recall involves Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers, manufactured in China and sold nationwide from January 2006 to June for between $150 and $160.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, call Kolcraft at 800-453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kolcraft.com
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