Chopped off fingers of kids prompts major stroller recall

Published On: Tuesday, January, 2013 12:20 AM
By: John Roberts
Kolcraft Contours Options strollers recalled
Thousands of children are at risk of severe injury due to defects in strollers, a commission report said.

Three children in the United States accidentally cut their finger off due to a failure in the stroller and two adults have reported broken or cut fingers.

The terrible wounds that happened after fingers were jammed on a folding mechanism to adjust the handlebar of the Kolcraft Contours Options products, five models have been recalled.

About 36,000 defective strollers were sold in the U.S. and Canada between 2006 and 2012, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The strollers are also available for purchase in the UK.
Strollers with model numbers beginning ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018, it will come down to the shops to exchange or refund the strollers or repair them.

Kolcraft has urged concerned parents to stop using the stroller immediately and contact the company for more information.

The strollers are manufactured in China and come in both three and four-wheel options, costing about $150. They were sold nationwide in specialty stores for children, as well as online at Amazon.com, Target.com and ToysRUs.com.

Parents in the UK can buy strollers for around £120 from Amazon.co.uk.