Strollers Recalled Due to Projectile Injury Hazard

KolCraft recall

KolCraft is recalling about 96,000 of the Jeep Liberty Strollers. The recall is linked to a possibility that the inner tube of the tire can rupture.

The most commonly recalled children’s products are strollers.  Recently, a leading manufacturer of children strollers announced a recall of thousands of strollers across the United States and Canada, because of a projectile injury hazard that increases accident risks.

KolCraft is recalling about 96,000 of the Jeep Liberty Strollers.  The recall is linked to a possibility that the inner tube of the tire can rupture.  This can cause the wheel rim to crack, and fly off.  There’s a serious risk of bodily injury to the child in such situations.

The recall includes 96,000 Jeep Liberty strollers, with model numbers starting with JL031, JL032, JL034, JL035 or JL036.  The strollers were manufactured between June 2010 and June 2011.  These strollers were sold in different color combinations.  If your stroller comes with the grey triangle that is printed on the rim at the valve stem, then your stroller is not included in this recall.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission which announced this recall, the agency and KolCraft have received a number of reports of injuries.  There have been at least 36 incidents involving inner tube ruptures, in which the tube cracked, leading to the fracturing of the wheel rim which flew off as a projectile.

In at least two cases, children received suffered lacerations to the chin and legs from the projectile.  At least 16 adults were also injured as a result of these projectile hazards.  These injuries included contusions, lacerations, and abrasions, injuries to the arm legs and stomach as facial and head injuries.  In two of the cases, the projectile hazards ended up causing property damage.

California product liability lawyers are asking all parents who currently own the stroller to contact the company and get free replacement wheels.

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