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Contours Options Three- and Four-Wheeled Strollers

Starting date:
June 14, 2012
Posting date:
June 14, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-14942

Joint Recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.

Affected products

Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers

Product description

This recall involves certain 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 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 colour schemes.

Hazard identified

A child or adult's finger can become caught in the opening that is formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism which is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This poses a potential amputation and laceration hazard to the child or adult.

Kolcraft has received five reports in the United States of injuries involving the hinge mechanism, including three reports of children whose fingertips were amputated and two adults whose fingers were either smashed or lacerated.

Neither Health Canada nor Kolcraft has received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

For more safety tips, visit Health Canada's publication on Strollers and Carriages.

Number sold

Approximately 274 units of the recalled strollers were sold at Toys R Us and other juvenile product specialty stores and by Internet retailers in Canada.

Approximately 36,000 units of the recalled strollers were sold at Juvenile product specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, and ToysRUs.com, and other Internet retailers in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled strollers were sold from January 2006 to June 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.
Chicago
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Kolcraft to receive a free repair kit.

For more information, consumers may contact Kolcraft at 1-800-453-7673, between 8 AM and 6:45 PM EST Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM and 3:30 PM EST Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.