Child Product Recall Alert! Kolcraft Strollers


Hi, moms!

CloudMom here, giving you the latest of several recent child product recalls.  This product recall alert concerns Kolcraft strollers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kolcraft have recalled about 36,000 strollers due to fingertip amputation hazards. Yikes!

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What should I know about the Kolcraft stroller recall?

According to the CPSC report, the strollers were recalled since a child or caretaker’s finger may become caught in the gap formed from locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism, which is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This presents an amputation and laceration hazard to children and to adults handling the stroller. Kolcraft and CPSC have received five reports of injuries involving the hinge mechanism, including reports of three children whose fingertips were amputated, and two adults whose fingers were either smashed or lacerated.

This Kolcraft stroller recall involves 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 the back of the stroller seat pad. The strollers were manufactured from January 2006 through November 2009 and sold in various color schemes.

The strollers were sold nationwide at stores and online at Amazon, Target and Toys ‘R’ Us from January 2006 to June 2012 for $150-$160. If you own one of the recalled strollers, the CPSC advises you to stop using it immediately and to contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.

For additional information, please 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.

That’s it for today, moms! I hope that was useful to you, because there’s nothing more important to me than keeping children safe!

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