Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. have jointly recalled certain Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. A finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism used to adjust the handlebars, posing a risk of amputation or laceration.
The following models are affected:
Although there have been no incidents reported in Canada, Kolcraft has received five reports 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 in the U.S.
Customers are advised to stop using the stroller and contact Kolcraft to receive a free repair kit at 1-800-453-7673, between 8AM and 6:45PM EST Monday through Thursday, and 8AM and 3:30 PM EST Friday, or by visiting the company's website.
From January 2006 to June 2012, approximately 274 units of the recalled strollers were sold at Toys R Us and other retailers in Canada, and approximately 36,000 in the United States.