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August 26, 2014

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Kolcraft Stroller Recall

You are enjoying a beautiful day at your neighborhood park pushing your toddler around in the stroller, enjoying the warm sunshine when suddenly without warning, a piece of the stroller becomes a projectile and lacerates your leg.  Sound too far-fetched to be true?  Unfortunately, this scenario is real.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that certain strollers manufactured by Kolcraft have been recalled due to a projectile hazard.  According to recall information, the inner tube of one of the tires on the stroller can rupture, which then causes the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, thus posing the risk of both bodily harm and property damage.

Kolcraft has issued a voluntary recall for the three-wheeled strollers.  The recall is for Jeep Liberty branded strollers manufactured between June 2010 and September 2011, with model numbers JL031 through JL036.  Owners of Kolcraft strollers can find the model number and date of manufacture on a white tag on the rear upper center of each seatback pad.

According to CPSC online, each stroller has “Jeep” printed on the side of the stroller as well as on the front of the stroller tray, and also has a plastic red toy steering wheel, ignition key and orange shift lever mounted on a yellow base attached to the stroller tray.  The strollers were manufactured in several different color fabric combinations.

Consumers have reported to the manufacturer and CPSC 39 incidents of inner tube ruptures which caused the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile.  Sixteen adults and two children were injured by wheel rim projectiles when inner tubes ruptured.  Injuries received included lacerations and abrasions to the chin, leg, arm, stomach, head and face, and two reports of property damage.

Fourteen of the incidents occurred while the adult caregiver was filling the tire with air.  Kolcraft warns consumers to only use a manual bicycle pump, not a gas station air pump, to inflate stroller tires to a maximum of 30 psi.

Approximately 96,000 of the recalled strollers were sold in the U.S. and Canada at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, ToysRUs, online and at other independent stores during the recall period.

Kolcraft and CPSC warns consumers to immediately stop using the strollers and contact Kolcraft to receive free replacement wheels.  Consumers can contact Kolcraft at the company’s toll free line or at their website online for more information.

Original story found here.

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