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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.
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