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Recall of Children’s Strollers Due to Finger Amputations

On Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of a Kolcraft stroller due to reports of fingertip amputations and smashed fingers.

According to an article on CNN.com, the Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers with model numbers starting with ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018. On the ZL002 model, the 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.

Approximately 36,000 defective Kolcraft strollers were sold in the U.S. and Canada between January 2006 and June 2012.

Reports state that 3 children had their fingertips amputated and two adults suffered smashed fingers when their fingers were caught in the opening that is formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism on the stroller.

Repair kits are being made available to owners of the defective models. Parents and caregivers are urged not to use the stroller and to contact Kolcraft for more information.