Note: Telephone number change.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Firm's Telephone Number: (800) 453-7673

December 20, 2000

Kolcraft Media Contact: Diane Steed, (202) 289-2001

Release # 01-056

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily 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 mechanism.

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) 453-7673 anytime.

Ranger and Ranger Quattro strollers manufactured after June 2000 have different side-lock mechanisms, and are not included in this recall.
Picture of Recalled Stroller