Recall: Kolcraft Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers
On 2012-07-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kolcraft Contours Options LT Tandem Strollers due to a potential fall and choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2012 for about $250.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Kolcraft stroller recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Strollers category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 453-7673
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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 I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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 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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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