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Announcement Date: 06/14/2012

Kolcraft® Recalls Contours® Options 3 & 4 Wheel Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazard

Catalog # Lot # Bulletin #
343-1812, 343-1831, 343-1835 ZL002, ZL005, ZL015, ZL018 343-212

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Kolcraft, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately until proper repairs are made.
 
Name of Product: Kolcraft Contours Three- and Four-Wheeled Strollers.
 
Hazard: A child or consumer’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.
 
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kolcraft have received 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.
 
Description: This recall includes Kolcraft Contours Options Three- and Four-Wheeled Strollers. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers starting with ZL002 (jcp model number 343-1812), ZL005 (jcp model number 343-1831), ZL015 (jcp model number 343-1831) and ZL018 (jcp model number 343-1835).  On the ZL002 model, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a sticker above the left wheel. On the ZL005, ZL015 and ZL018 models, the model number and date of manufacture is printed on a label sewn into the edge of the back of the stroller seat pad. The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various color schemes. 
 
Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kolcraft by phone or online to receive a free repair kit. 

Consumer Contact: Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit www.kolcraft.com for more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12196.html?tab=recalls.

 

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