Not a good day for strollers today! After the 223,000 Peg Perego strollers that were recalled, we now have Kolcraft Contours Tandem Strollers on the recall list as well. This one isn’t nearly as massive and there have been no injuries or fatalities.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kolcraft Enterprises, today announced a voluntary recall of about 5,600 Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers due to fall and choking hazards.There are two problems with this one. First, the front wheel assembly can break, posing a fall hazard to the stroller rider. Second (and not nearly as dramatic!), the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws in place can detach with those nuts posing a choking hazard. We just thought you should know!
All the official information is below:
Name of product: Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers
Units: About 5,600
Importer: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
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.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (800) 453-7673 between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kolcraft.com