Recall Alert! Kolcraft Jeep Liberty Strollers
The CPSC just announced a voluntary recall of the Jeep Liberty Strollers by Kolcraft due to the fact that the inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture, which would cause the wheel rim to fracture and fly off. So far, 96,000 strollers in the United States have been recalled and 510 in Canada.
Here’s what you need to know:
The recall includes Jeep Liberty branded strollers with model numbers starting with: JL031, JL032, JL034, JL035 and JL036. They were manufactured between June 2010 and September of 2011. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a white tag on the rear upper center of each seatback pad. Each stroller has three-wheels and were sold in different color combinations with a metal black and silver frame, including a green seat and canopy; a gray seat and canopy with a teal blue stripe across the center of the canopy; an orange seat and canopy with a tan stripe; a tan seat and canopy with yellow stripe across the center top of the canopy; and a tan seat and canopy with an orange canopy rim. The word “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.
Important to note: 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.
To date, Kolcraft and the CPSC have received 39 reports of inner tube ruptures, which have caused the wheel to fly off. Of the noted reports, 18 of the incidents included injuries. So far, 14 injuries have been sustained while parents or caregivers were trying to fill the tire with air. Two children have cuts on their chin or leg while standing near the stroller and 16 adults have received cuts, contusions and/or lacerations to their arms, legs, stomachs, heads and faces.
What to do if you have the recalled product:
Stop using it immediately. The CPSC advises that you contact Kolcraft to receive free replacement wheels. In the meantime, you can 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. Kolcraft strollers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears and Toys ‘R Us nationwide, onlnie and at other mass market retailers between June 2010 and June 2013 for between $150 and $180.
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