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Kolcraft Strollers Recalled for Increased Amputation Risk

By Kelly Balamuth on June 25, 2012

Stroller manufacturer Kolcraft Industries, Inc., along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, recently recalled several models of the Kolcraft Contours Options stroller. These three- or four-wheeled strollers, which were available from a number of different stores, pose a hazard that can cause serious injury or complete amputation of a child’s or adult’s fingers.

The strollers have a hinge mechanism on the handlebars of the stroller, which is used to adjust the handlebars. When open, this mechanism creates a gap into which one or more fingers will fit. This gap can close around the fingers, causing lacerations, crush injuries, or even an amputation injury. Five injury reports have already been filed with the CPSC.

The recalled strollers bear model numbers ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015, and ZL018. The model number appears on a tag on the stroller’s seat pad or on a sticker over the left wheels. Parents and caregivers who have these strollers should stop using them immediately and contact Kolcraft, which will provide a repair kit free of charge. Kolcraft’s toll-free number is (800) 453-7673. The strollers were sold by several popular retailers, including Amazon.com, Target, and Toys “R” Us, between January 2006 and November 2009.

When a hidden danger or defect lurks in a product, serious injuries can result. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective item, the experienced Walnut Creek defective product injury attorneys at Balamuth Law can help. Call us today at (888) 254-1234 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

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