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Safety Notice: Recall on the Kolcraft Countour Stroller

There has been an immediate recall on approximately 36000 Kolcraft Strollers, due to a faulty hinge design, which has resulted in fingertip injuries and loss.  Injuries that have been reported have ranged from lacerations or crushed fingertips in adults to amputated fingertips in children.  The announcement was made on 6/14 from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with Health Canada (HC).  Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Illinois has voluntarily recalled the Kolcraft Countours, which includes the three and four wheeled models.  The description of the recall reveals that the problem with the hinge-space is occurring while the handlebars are being adjusted.  There is a small gap that presents itself when the hinge locks and unlocks, for the purpose of adjusting the handlebars.  Fingertips are becoming entrapped in this small gap, leading to the named injuries.  The recall states that there are specifically 36,000 strollers within the United States and another 270 in Canada affected.