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Strollers recalled after reports of amputated, smashed fingers

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By Dan Mueller By Dan Mueller

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMOV.com) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of a specific brand of strollers on Thursday, after several reports of injuries from consumers.

The recall affects about 36,000 Kolcraft "Contours Options" three and four-wheeled strollers in the U.S., and 270 in Canada.

According to the release, a child or consumer's finger can become caught in the strollers' handlebar hinge mechanism.

The release cites five reports of injuries involving the hinge, including three children whose fingertips were amputated and two adults whose fingers were either smashed or cut.

Strollers included in the recall have model numbers starting with ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018. On the ZL002 model, the model 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.

The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various color schemes at stores and online nationwide.

According to the release, consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Kolcraft at 800-453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kolcraft.com.

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