Kolcraft has recalled its Jeep Liberty strollers for a projectile hazard!
According to the CPSC, 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.
This recall affects approximately 96,000 strollers sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears and Toys R Us nationwide, online and at other mass market and other stores from June 2010 through June 2013 and retailed at $150-$180.
Reports of incidents and injury:
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.
Customers should contact Kolcraft for replacement wheels. The company can be contacted at (800) 453-7673 or online at www.Kolcraft.com (click Safety Notifications for more information).