Stroller recall due to wheel blowouts

Stroller recall due to wheel blowouts

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kolcraft is recalling more than 96,000 Jeep Liberty strollers after at least 18 people were injured by tire blowouts, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The government watchdog group said there have been 39 reports of inner tube ruptures that have caused the wheel rim to break off and become a projectile. The incidents took place mostly when the tires were being inflated, causing cuts and bruises to arms, legs, torso and head or face.

Two of the injured were children standing near the stroller. There were also two reports of property damage.

The strollers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Toys R Us, and other retailers in the U.S. and Canada between June 2010 and June 2013, for $150 to $180.

Consumers should stop using the product and contact the company to receive free replacement wheels. The commission also advised consumers to use manual pumps to inflate tires, rather than high-pressure pumps found at gas stations.

Online:

Saferproducts.gov and www.Kolcraft.com

Contact: Kolcraft at 800-453-7673 and CPSC Consumer Information Hotline: 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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