Finger amputations caused by children's stroller prompts recall

Kolkraft stroller recall

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Finger amputations caused by children's stroller prompts recall

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by Todd Perry, CNN and CPSC

azfamily.com

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 8:59 AM

(CNN) -- Reports of amputations and smashed fingers have prompted federal officials to recall a popular stroller sold in the United States.

Three children suffered fingertip amputations, and two adults reported smashing their fingers in the stroller made by Kolcraft.

Approximately 36,000 defective strollers were sold in the United States and Canada between January 2006 and June 2012, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Children and adults have had their fingers caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism on the stroller, according to the commission.

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.

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 at www.kolcraft.com.

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