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Strollers Recalled Due to Possible Amputation Hazards

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Kolcraft today announced a voluntary recall of two model strollers.

The Contours Options three-and four -wheeled strollers are being recalled because a child’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.

About 36,000 units were sold in the United States and 270 in Canada and 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.

The Strollers 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.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: 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.

[Associated Press]

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