Thousands of strollers are being recalled after reports of amputations and smashed fingers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall after three children suffered fingertip amputations, and two adults reported smashing their fingers in the stroller made by Kolcraft. The commission said children and adults have had their fingers caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism on the stroller.
According to the CPSC, approximately 36,000 defective strollers were sold in the United States and Canada between January 2006 and June 2012.
The recall involves the Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. Strollers included in the recall have 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 the back of the stroller seat pad.
Manufactured in China and sold nationwide at children's specialty stores and online, the strollers cost between $150 and $160.
The commission is asking owners not to use the stroller until they get a repair kit. Those kits are being made available to owners of the models identified in the recall.
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