Baby strollers recalled after finger amputations and laceration injuries

Important Recall Notice for Washington Parents

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces that Kolcraft enterprises has recalled approximately 36,000 Contours Options three and four-wheeled strollers because of reports of fingertip amputations to children and injuries to adults who used the strollers.

The problem with the stroller is the locking and unlocking hinge mechanism which adjusts the handlebars on the strollers.

Kolcraft and the CPSC issued the recall after they received report of three children who suffered a fingertip amputations and two adults who suffered either a crush injury or laceration while using the stroller.

The strollers, which were manufactured in China, were sold through children’s specialty stores and through online retailers including Amazon.com, Target.com, and ToysRUs. com between January 2006 and January 2012.

Consumers should stop using the product until they receive a free repair kit from the Kolcraft.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday
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Last year, the CPSC issued a recall of approximately 1 million Maclaren Strollers after similar injuries. This recall was issued after 149 incidents involving the strollers including 12 fingertip lacerations., 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kolcraft.com

Fingertip Amputations

Fingertip amputations are a type of hand injury. In some cases, surgeons will attempt to reattach a fingertip but in some cases they will have to repair the injury using a skin graft of skin flaps.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. As a Seattle personal injury attorney, we understand that being injured in an accident is stressful time in a person’s life. And, when the injured party is a child, the entire family can go through a grief process.

The Farber Law Group provides a free and confidential consultation if you or a loved one has been injured. Call us at 1-800-244-9087.

Sources:

ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Product Safety Commission

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