Strollers Recalled After 18 Injured In Tire Blowouts

NEW YORK (June 19, 2013)--Kolcraft is recalling more than 96,000 Jeep Liberty strollers after at least 18 people were injured by tire blowouts, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The CPSC said it knows of 39 reports of inner tube ruptures that caused wheel rims to break off and become projectiles.

The incidents took place mostly when the tires were being inflated, causing cuts and bruises to arms, legs, torso and head or face.

Two of the injured were children standing near the stroller.

There were also two reports of property damage.

The strollers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Toys R Us, and other retailers in the U.S. and Canada between June 2010 and June 2013, for $150 to $180.

Owners should stop using the strollers and should contact the company to receive free replacement wheels.

The commission also advised owners to use manual pumps to inflate tires, rather than high-pressure pumps found at gas stations.

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