|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 349-7225
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Kelty Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Kelty, of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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 (single jogging stroller) Model Number||Kelty Swivel Deuce (double jogging stroller) Model Number
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.
Manufactured in: Philippines
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit the firm’s website at www.kelty.com
Kelty Swivel Deluxe
Kelty Swivel Deuce
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