Kolcraft strollers recalled after fingertip amputations

Experts say stop using the stroller

Kolcraft has announced a recall of about 36,000 strollers in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission after three reports of children's fingertips being cut off by the stroller's hinge mechanism and two adults whose fingers were smashed or cut.

A child or adult's finger 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 the adults handling the stroller.

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.  The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various color schemes.  They were sold at juvenile product specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, and ToysRUs.com from January 2006 and June 2012 for between $150 and $160.

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