|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2001
Release # 01-214
|Kolcraft Recall Hotline: (800) 922-2130
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Kolcraft Media Contact: Diane Steed, (202) 289-2001
CPSC, Kolcraft Announce Recall of LiteSport Strollers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., of Chicago, IL, 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 the stroller.
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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