Jeep Liberty Stroller

Starting date:
June 19, 2013
Posting date:
June 19, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34163

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.

Affected products

Jeep Liberty Stroller

Product description

The recall includes the following Jeep Liberty branded strollers. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a white tag on the rear upper center of each seatback pad.Only strollers manufactured from June 2010 through September 2011 are affected by this recall.

Strollers affected by this recall
Model Number Brand Name UPC
JL031-XEY Jeep Liberty Limited Urban All-Terrain Stroller 031878028155
JL034-XSN1 Jeep Liberty Sport X Stroller 031878029350

Hazard identified

The inner tube of the wheel can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and a piece to fly off as a projectile posing a risk of bodily injury or property damage.

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.

Health Canada has  received one report of an incident, but no injuries were reported related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately, 333 units in Canada and 96,000 in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled strollers were sold from June 2010 through June 2013 in the Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.
Chicago
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using their stroller until they receive a repair kit and replace the stroller wheels with the new wheels provided.

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. Contact Kolcraft for a repair kit which consists of three replacement wheels. For more information, consumers can contact Kolcraft’s Consumer Service group at 1-800-453-7673 or visit the firm’s website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.