July 24, 2012: Kolcraft Recalls Contours Tandem Strollers
About 5,600 Kolcraft tandem strollers have been recalled due to fall and choking hazards.
What’s the Deal?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Illinois, has recalled about 5,600 Contours Options LT tandem strollers. The front wheel assembly can break, posing a fall hazard to the child in the stroller. In addition, for strollers manufactured in January and February 2012, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws in place can detach. Detached nuts can pose a choking hazard to young children. Kolcraft has received six reports of front caster wheels breaking and two reports of the basket’s support screws and nuts detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Do You Own It?
This recall involves all Contours Options LT tandem strollers with model number ZT012. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label found on the rear leg of the stroller. The dual-seat strollers have one mesh basket beneath both seats and were sold in two color schemes; black with red canopies and accents, and gray with yellow canopies and accents. “Options LT” is printed on a bar along the side of the stroller.
The strollers sold at Burlington Coat Factory and juvenile product specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, and other online retailers between February 2012 and July 2012 for about $250.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive free replacement wheels. Consumers with strollers manufactured in January and February 2012 will also receive replacement nuts for the basket support screws.
For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (800) 453-7673 between 8 AM and 6:45 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 3:30 PM EST Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kolcraft.com.
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