August 9, 2001Kolcraft Recalls 115,000
Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts)
- Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 115,000 strollers. Lock
mechanisms, found on both sides of the stroller, can break and cause the stroller to
suddenly collapse. When the strollers collapse, babies can fall and suffer injuries.
Kolcraft has received 124 reports of the lock mechanisms breaking including 31 reports of
the stroller collapsing. There were 22 reports of injuries, including abrasions, cuts and
bruises to children's faces, arms, hands and legs.
The recall includes only the Kolcraft LiteSport strollers, model number 36122. A label
with the word "LiteSport" can be found on the front of the footrest. The model
number can be found on a label on the back leg frame of the stroller. These strollers were
manufactured from December 1997 through December 1999. The manufacture date is below the
model number on the back leg frame label. "Kolcraft" is written on the front of
Department and juvenile products stores nationwide sold these strollers from December 1997
through December 2000 for about $30.
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and call Kolcraft to receive a free
repair kit. For more information, call Kolcraft toll- free at (800) 922-2130 anytime.
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