Kolcraft Strollers Recalled Due to Projectile HazardElizabeth Keefe |20, June 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2013)
Kolcraft Enterprises, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today announced they are voluntarily recalling 96,000 Jeep Liberty branded strollers in the US (510 in Canada), after receiving 39 reports of inner tube ruptures that cause the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile. Of these reports, 18 included reports of injury, with 14 occurring while filling the tire with air by adult caregivers. Two children received lacerations to their chin or leg while standing near the stroller. 16 adults received abrasions, contusions and/or lacerations to their arms, legs, stomach, head or face. Two of the reports included damage to property.
The recall includes Kolcraft strollers with Jeep Liberty brand that were manufactured in China between June 2010 and September 2011. The three-wheeled strollers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears and Toys R Us nationwide.
The model number and the manufacturing date are printed on a white tag on the rear upper center of each seatback pad. Model numbers will start with:
- or JL036
If you have one of these models, please call (800)-453-7673 Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5:00 PM EST to order a free repair kit. You can learn more information about this recall, or get your free repair kit here.
Stroller Tire Inflating Tips:
Do not use gas station air pumps to inflate stroller tires. Consumers should use a manual bicycle pump to inflate stroller tires to a maximum of 30 psi.
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