On February 23rd, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kelty of Boulder, Colorado, announced a voluntary recall of their Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers due to a potential fall hazard.
What do you need to know about this Recall?
The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller. This recall involves Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. The strollers have an aluminum frame and a cloth seat with a canopy. They were sold in color combinations blue/gray and orange/gray. “Kelty Kids” is embroidered on the front of the stroller in the child’s leg area. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number and stroller name are printed on a tag inside the stroller’s seat area.
Kelty Swivel Deluxe Model Numbers that are being recalled are as follows:
20090116, 20090116B, 20650411BLU, 20650411CU
Kelty Swivel Deuce Model Numbers that are being recalled are as follows:
20090216 & 20650611
Approximately 3,000 of these strollers were sold at juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers, including www.kelty.com, from January 2010 through February 2012 for between $375 and $475 and they were manufactured in the Philippines.
As of February 23rd, 2012, there have been three reported incidents with these recalled strollers, including cuts, scrapes and fractured bones to adults, and minor cuts and scrapes to children. Consumers can check the CPSC website or the Kelty website for more updated information after this date.
What should you do if you own one of these products?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions.
For additional information, contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit Kelty’s website for more updated information.