According to a series of news outlets, certain strollers are being recalled over possible laceration and amputation hazards. The official recall announcement issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated recently that 36,000 units of Contours Options three- and four- wheeled strollers manufactured in China and sold between January 2006 and June 2012 at Target, Toys “R” Us and Amazon.com could pose an injury hazard to children.
The firm stated that the child being carried in this stroller could place its fingers in the gab created by the locking and unlocking hinge mechanism designed to adjust the handlebars present in the strollers.
According to the official statement issued by the federal agency, these recalled strollers have been responsible for incidents and injuries related to the defective hinge mechanism. The firm has stated that a few of the reports indicated children had their fingers amputated and parents had their fingers either lacerated or smashed while handling the stroller.
The federal agency teamed up with the company Kolcraft to publish this recall announcement hoping that more consumers will be able to have access to this information so severe injuries like the ones mentioned previously can be avoided in the future.
Kolcraft spokespeople claimed that 36,000 units of these strollers were sold in the United States while 270 units were sold across Canada. Parents and caregivers can identify the recalled stroller by the following model numbers: ZL002, ZL005, ZL008, ZL015 and ZL018. Concerns and inquiries should be directly addressed to the company as soon as possible.
Hopefully, this recall campaign is successful and no injuries or incidents are being reported in the near future.