Kolcraft Recalls Certain Models of Jeep Liberty Strollers
As a family owned company, Kolcraft cares about the safety of your child. Before Kolcraft puts its name on a product, it tries to anticipate all safety concerns. However, even careful companies like Kolcraft cannot prevent every accident. Unexpected safety issues do come up and, sometimes, the best way to address them is through a safety notification or a recall. Kolcraft is voluntarily recalling some Jeep Liberty Strollers because of some concerns over the wheels.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Jeep Liberty Limited Urban Terrain All Terrain Stroller and Jeep Liberty Sport X Stroller
Units: 96,000 in US and 510 in Canada
Importer: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill.
Name of product: Jeep Liberty Strollers
Hazard: The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of bodily injury and property damage.
Remedy: Replacement Wheel Kit
Consumer Contact: Kolcraft at (800) 453-7673 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Thursday, and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday or online at www.Kolcraft.com then click Safety Notifications for more information.
Recall Details Units: About 96,000 in U.S. and about 510 in Canada Description: The recall includes Jeep Liberty branded strollers with model numbers starting with JL031, JL032, JL034, JL035 or JL036 manufactured between June 2010 and September 2011. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a white tag on the rear upper center of each seatback pad. The three-wheeled strollers were sold in different color fabric combinations with a metal black and silver frame including: green seat and canopy; gray seat and canopy with a teal blue stripe across the center of the canopy; orange seat and canopy with a tan stripe; tan seat and canopy with yellow stripe across the center top of the canopy; and tan seat and canopy with an orange canopy rim. “Jeep” is printed on the side of the stroller and on the front of the stroller tray. There is a plastic red toy steering wheel, ignition key and orange shift lever mounted on a yellow base attached to the stroller tray. If your stroller wheels have a gray triangle located on the rim at the valve stem then your stroller wheels are not included in this recall. Incidents/Injuries: Kolcraft and the CPSC have received 39 reports of inner tube ruptures causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile. Of these, 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 and 16 adults received abrasions, contusions and/or lacerations to their arms, legs, stomach or head/face. Two of the reports included property damage. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive free replacement wheels. Consumers should use a manual bicycle pump to inflate stroller tires to a maximum of 30 p.s.i. Do not use gas station air pumps to inflate stroller tires. Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Sears and Toys R Us nationwide, online and at other mass market and independent juvenile specialty stores from June 2010 through June 2013 for between $150 and $180.