December 20, 2000
Kolcraft Recalls 25,000 "Ranger" Strollers
IL (SafetyAlerts) - Kolcraft
Enterprises Inc. said today it is recalling about 25,500 strollers. Lock mechanisms, found
on both sides of the stroller, can break and create a pinch-point hazard. Young children
can be injured when their fingers, arms or hands are pinched between parts of the locking
Kolcraft has received 39 reports of the lock mechanisms breaking, including one report of
a baby's arm being pinched.
The recalled strollers include the Kolcraft Ranger and Ranger Quattro with model numbers
46720 and 46721. The model number can be found on a sticker on the back leg frame of the
stroller. The strollers have a sticker with "Ranger" or "Ranger
Quattro" on the front of the footrest, and "Kolcraft" sewn into the safety
belt harness material in the stroller's seat. The strollers also have a reversible handle
that allows consumers to push the stroller while either facing the child or from behind
the child. These strollers were manufactured from December 1999 through June 2000. The
manufacture date is below the model number on the back leg frame sticker.
Mass merchandise and juvenile products stores nationwide sold these strollers January 2000
through November 2000 for about $80.
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and call Kolcraft to receive a free
repair kit. For more information, call Kolcraft at (800) 757-4770 anytime.
Ranger and Ranger Quattro strollers manufactured after June 2000 have different side-lock
mechanisms, and are not included in this recall.
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