Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lots of people hurt, Jeep Liberty Stroller and car Recall

Yikes! This is a big one, people. It affects nearly 100,000 strollers, holy moley! .
 Kolcraft Jeep Liberty Stroller
What's been happening is that the inner tube explodes, which cracks the wheel rim.
 Wheel of Jeep Liberty Stroller
Which then flys off, like a wild, jagged projectile. Yikes! Ouch!

Ugh .I'll tell you who to contact and what to do about it in a moment. But first, did you know that this is the FIFTH stroller recall this year? Of all brands, I mean. And did you also know that this week, Chrysler had to recall  more than one and a half MILLION Liberty Jeep and Grand Cherokee cars?
 This March 6, 2012 photo provided by the law offices of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP shows the scene of a crash in Bainbridge, Ga., where a 4-year-old boy named Remi Walden was burned and died when a Jeep Grand Cherokee was struck from the rear by a Dodge Dakota pickup truck. Chrysler is expected to file papers Tuesday, June 18, 2013, explaining why it’s refusing to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP)
 NHTSA said they could potentially erupt into fire if rear-ended, .and may have caused more than 50 deaths. Bad week for Jeep.
 Chrysler fights Jeep recall

It's also a bad time for Kolcraft. In March, Kolcraft had to pay a $400,000 dollar fine, for "knowingly failing to report to the CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, a defect in their play yards." The CPSC said Kolcraft had received about 350 reports of the play yard collapsing, starting in the year 2000. But they didn't report it until 2009. At that point, one MILLION play yards had to be recalled.
 Picture of Recalled Kolcraft Travelin' Tot Play Yard
Last year, both their single AND double Contours Options strollers were recalled. On the single, it was because the hinges on the handlebars smashed, cut, and amputated children's fingers. Ugh, ugh.
 Picture of recalled three- and four-wheeled strollers showing location of hinge

On the double, it was because their were reports of the front wheel assembly breaking 
Recalled stroller
Here's what to do if you have a Jeep stroller:

or a Contours Options single stroller:

 or a Contours Options tandem:

or the play yard:

If you need help finding the best stroller for you, click on "Consultations" up top. And to see all of the 2013 stroller models, go to StrollerQueen.Net

1 comment:

  1. My aunt just picked up a Jeep stroller for me at a rummage sale. I'll have to check the code. Thanks for the heads up.